Successfully connected Axial Base vertical mooring

Successfully connected Axial Base vertical mooring

The Axial Base vertical mooring EOM cable terminates approximately 10m above the anchor (left) in a "strongback" (right)-- a cage designed to protect the EOM cable termination and provide a strong mechanical link to the mooring. The strongback is connected to the anchor via a pair of acoustic releases, a 31" syntatic foam float and short lengths of chain. The anchor slid into place approximately 100m from the secondary node, causing some nervous moments as that distance was at the limit of the cable reach.

Credit: OOI-RSN/UW/CSSF

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