This port was occupied by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) in September 1914.
This port was used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War and was bombed by the Allies. The following two shipwrecks were covered with ash from the 1994 vulcano eruption and are no longer able to be dived:
Hakkai Maru (sunk on 17 Januari 1943)
Kanshin Maru (sunk on 7 Januari 1944)
The Kisaragi Maru (sunk at the end of the Pacific War) was scrapped.
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