ROV recovering ROVs

Stuff happens… anywhere and anytime. For Ocean Exploration Trust, “it” happened down at ~2,200m (7,200ft) when the tether connecting ROVs Hercules and Argus separated from their support vessel, leaving the vehicles stranded on the ocean floor in the Endeavor Hydrothermal Field.

Luckily, both ROVs were successfully recovered with the help of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)’s ROV Jason. Hercules and Argus are now exploring ancient underwater volcanoes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) off the northern islands of Hawaii.

Full article at: 15nov21

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