The "Rio de Janero Maru" was a Japanese transport ship which was sunk by the U.S.A.A.F. on 16 February 1944, during Operation Hailstone.
The "Rio de Janero Maru" today:
It lies currently at the bottom of the sea at a depth of 35 meters (115 fsw), within Truk Lagoon. It can be reached by diving with diving equipment.
The shipwrecks within Truk Lagoon are still considered to be the last resting place for hundreds of killed Japanese seamen and soldiers. While diving at these sites, please treat human remains and their personal belongings with respect.
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