In Dry Dock
Image courtesy of 2AE Holt, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.
During dry dock, the Okeanos Explorer
was raised out of the water so that maintenance crews and engineers could work on the hull of the ship. The hull of the ship was cleaned and painted, with crews taking care not to damage any underwater sensors mounted on the hull. These sensors help map the ocean and also help locate the remotely operated vehicles using transducers for underwater acoustic positioning. Download larger version (jpg, 1.3 MB).