The ROV team took advantage of the time in port to complete some routine maintenance on the vehicles and to troubleshoot a few issues. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs. Download larger version (jpg, 3.3 MB).
Okeanos Explorer remained in port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today. With one AC unit up and running, we have been able to successfully bring back all mission systems. We spent most of the day testing new equipment and reworking our dive plan to accommodate the most amount of high-priority dive sites during our remaining sea days. Up next is an engineering dive tomorrow and then the north wall of the Puerto Rico Trench the following day, which will be ROV Deep Discoverer's first 6,000-meter dive.