A short between the conductors in the .68 cable, located 2,850 meters (9,350 feet) up the cable, caused a power loss to the vehicles yesterday. The damage could not be repaired so the remotely operated vehicle team used the day to plan and spool the cable off the storage drum, manually lay roughly 2,900 meters (9,514 feet) of cable onto the deck and cut out the damaged section. The remaining cable was found to be in acceptable condition and will be re-terminated to continue operations.

A short between the conductors in the .68 cable, located 2,850 meters (9,350 feet) up the cable, caused a power loss to the vehicles yesterday. The damage could not be repaired so the remotely operated vehicle team used the day to plan and spool the cable off the storage drum, manually lay roughly 2,900 meters (9,514 feet) of cable onto the deck and cut out the damaged section. The remaining cable was found to be in acceptable condition and will be re-terminated to continue operations. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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