Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mooring Not Found

Despite our best efforts (right - seach pattern from screen shot of ROPOS navigation system) using the sonar on the ROV ROPOS to hunt for Fisheries and Oceans Canada mooring, we were unable to find it at its last known location.

To compound issues, upon retrieval of ROPOS to the ship, their umbilical developed a problem. Through the night the ROPOS team has been re-terminating the cable to prepare it for deployment later today. Despite initial reports that the cable would not be fixed for 24 hrs (9 pm tonight) it appears as though they will have completed the repairs nearly 9 hrs earlier. We should be deploying at Site 14 by noon today (July 22).

Please stay tuned for updates on our progress.

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