Normally, as shown here, the crew uses the ROV’s thrusters to bring it into the recovery range, keeping tension off of the umbilical. Once at the back of the ship, those same thrusters help keep it steady while it is gaffed and prepared for hoisting onto the deck.

Normally, as shown here, the crew uses the ROV’s thrusters to bring it into the recovery range, keeping tension off of the umbilical. Once at the back of the ship, those same thrusters help keep it steady while it is gaffed and prepared for hoisting onto the deck. Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

Related Links

Deepwater Canyons 2012: September 24 Log

Deepwater Canyons 2012: Pathways to the Abyss

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery