Submarine Removal [Image 5 of 8]
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors remove a submarine during vessel debris removal operations near the harbor in Lahaina, Hawai‘i, Feb. 18, 2024. The submarine was one of the fleet of commercial tourist submarines for citizens and tourists to view marine life around Maui. To ensure debris removal operations are conducted safely, there is significant coordination and safety planning between USACE and the contractor performing the work. USACE is overseeing the debris removal mission under a FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency mission assignment, which is part of a coordinated effort with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, the County of Maui and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up areas of the island affected by the Aug. 8, 2023, wildfires. (USACE Photo by Robert DeDeaux)