From the rear deck of the Nancy Foster, looking forward into the open door of the wet lab where the ROV umbilical winds its way to the operating table.
Damaged ROV Cable
Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM. Download image (jpg, 76 KB).

Shown here are the individual components of the damaged ROV cable (a bit out of order). At the top is the vinyl outer shell, the yellowish Kevlar fibers, a metal casing, green inner vinyl shell, metal shielding, and electrical conduit. Across the bottom right of the picture is a thin metal wire that is actually a casing containing four strands of fiber optics.

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