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Navy Loses Something in the Bay

Four unmanned vehicles go AWOL

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    Navy Loses Something in the Bay
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    385667 02: A US Navy boat transports an underwater recovery unit to the site of an accident involving a nuclear powered submarine and a Japanesse fishing vessel February 13, 2001 near Hawaii. Heavy seas prevented the U.S. Navy from conducting search and recovery operations surrounding the February 9, 2001 accident. The Navy will try to use their "Super Scorpio", an unmanned underwater work vehicle when the weather improves. The unit will search an area where the fishing vessel went down in 1,800 feet of water. (Photo by Gregory Messier/US Navy/Newsmakers)

    The Navy has a big problem on its hands. Four unmanned vehicles have gone missing somewhere underwater in Virginia.

    The unmanned vehicles were being used for explosive ordnance disposal training Sunday at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay. At some point, the Navy lost communication with four of the 13 vehicles.

    The Coast Guard and local officials have joined the Navy search in an area between the Hampton Roads Bridge Channel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

    The Navy says the missing vehicles do not pose a hazard.