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Brendan Cook | November 28th, 2016
With the use of an underwater ROV, we are able to see the inside of the U.S.S. Arizona which sits on the bottom of Pearl Harbor.
Working in partnership with the National Parks Service (NPS) Submerged Resources Center, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument and E-trac, Deep Trekker staff were onsite the USS Arizona memorial to support sonar surveying of the battleship using the larger Deep Trekker ROV, the DTX2. While onsite, the team was asked to perform the first live survey for Donald Stratton and his family who were in attendance.
“It was absolutely one of the most emotional and touching experiences of my life,” explained Sam Macdonald, President of Deep Trekker Inc., who was piloting the DTG2 ROV for Mr. Stratton and Brett Seymore, deputy chief of the NPS Submerged Resources Center who was providing directions and commentary for the survey. “It was not part of our original plan during our time in Pearl Harbor, and we were extremely honored to have been asked to take part.”
"The phone was there on the desk and the lightbulb was in the socket. It’s just kind of eerie,” said Donald Stratton to Fox News, who was on board the ship on Dec. 7, 1941. “I never thought you could see something like that 75 years later.”
Can't wait for the episode to air? Take a look at this sneak peek of the footage taken by Deep Trekker DTG2 within the USS Arizona.
The USS Arizona is not the first ship that Deep Trekker has explored. The underwater ROV has spent some time off the coast of Lillesand, Norway; searching for the remains of the Rio de Janeiro, a sunken German warship.
Want to know how ROVs can assist in your next underwater search?
With the ability to have eyes in the water in seconds without the need for a generator or power supply, Deep Trekker ROVs are the perfect tool for exploration in remote locations. Minimal technical expertise is required to operate and there is no extended learning curve.
Deep Trekker ROVs have been used for various exploration missions, filming the deep azure mysteries of the sea. But, oceanographers, biologists, archaeologists and ocean conservationists are also using Deep Tekker ROVs to monitor the health of species and marine wildlife, to gain insight to underwater issues, such as ghost fishing and to understand scientific maritime archaeology around the world.
Deep Trekker underwater ROVs make exploration and discovery more accessible than ever before. Affordable systems offer professional UHD 4K video for filmmakers and even ammateur divers to explore shipwrecks and underwater archaeology without harming sites.
Are you looking to investigate internal areas of shipwrecks you can't reach? Contact Deep Trekker us today to learn how we can help.
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