ROV pilot Chris Ritter practices controlling the new manipulator arm. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs. Download larger version (jpg, 1.7 MB).
We spent the day alongside in the Old City of San Juan while the ship's engineers worked diligently to correct the problem with the bow thruster. By late afternoon, they were successful and the ship was given a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, it was too late to get underway today, so we will get underway first thing on Saturday. The ROV pilots spent the day continuing to practice with the new manipulator arm.