Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the National Parks Service prepare a ROV (remote operated vehicle) to explore the sunken remains of the USS Arizona. The narrow corridors and twisted wreckage makes navigating a small ROV challenging enough; a human diver would be impossible. Moreover, the USS Arizona memorial is also a tomb—out of respect for the dead, no divers are permitted inside. The team must also navigate preserving the sanctity of the memorial while inspecting its status 75 years since the USS Arizona sank.
Visit the Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona website to learn more.