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Historical Look at Maritime Security: Pearl Harbour

Cody Warner   |   July 29, 2015

Here at Deep Trekker we have turned a particular focus on Maritime Security and have focused our time on solving problems of defending future attacks. It is important to recognize the past and review previous attacks that have been waged on ports to ensure that efforts toward port security are taken seriously.

The most infamous attack at a port occurred on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans were killed within 90 minutes of the attack being launched, while Japan lost 64 lives (Wikipedia). The attack was a surprise launch and was later ruled a war crime. Though it was illegal, it still happened and the attack should have been prevented or at least limited in its scope. The hanging of seven Japanese officials does not bring the thousands of lives lost back (PBS 2015).

Proper maritime surveillance is how these attacks are prevented. The technology and resources did not exist then to monitor the ocean for the six aircraft carriers that were positioned just northwest of Hawaii for the attacks days prior to the strikes (Wikipedia). For proper security to be implemented, scanning sonars and vessels should be monitoring every inch of the ocean surrounding borders in order to prevent these attacks, which seems like a massive undertaking, but the use of ROVs is helping make this possible.

Deep Trekker provides the most cost effective monitoring device capable of both HD underwater video surveillance and Sonar technologies. Defense systems does not have to be an insurmountable expense, it can be effective and reasonably priced!

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