This PBOF (Pressure Balanced Oil Filled) connector allows the PBOF tether from the ROV to be connected to the fiber optics tether that connects it to the ship. This unit is mounted inside the pressor.

This PBOF (Pressure Balanced Oil Filled) connector allows the PBOF tether from the ROV to be connected to the fiber optics tether that connects it to the ship. This unit is mounted inside the pressor. Image courtesy of the Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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