JAPANESE WOMAN SUES CNMI DIVING COMPANY FOR US$ 13 MILLION OVER BROTHER’S

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SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (April 5, 2000 – Hawai‘i Public Radio)---A Japanese woman is suing a Saipan Diving Company for $13 million after her brother drowned last year.

Hiroko Okubo is suing the Big Dog Corporation Diving Company, its dive instructor and four insurance firms for alleged negligence.

The victim -- Osamu Ishida -- and a friend paid Big Dog for two scuba dives in December. The instructor took them to Lau Lau Bay first and then Obyan Beach.

But the lawsuit says Obyan Beach is one of the most dangerous dive spots on the island and the instructor knew his students were novices.

Ishida eventually ran out of air and started using this friend’s air supply. But the regulator was ripped away from him by a strong current and he drowned.

The victim’s sister says the instructor is responsible for gross negligence and misconduct.

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