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Cha-ba and NEMO-subsurface moorings successfully recovered

posted Jan 18, 2013, 2:08 PM by Matthew Alford   [ updated Feb 1, 2013, 10:29 AM by mikutas ]
John Mickett and the Wavechasers team successfully recovered the Cha-Ba mooring yesterday from Thompson on her first scientific cruise since the Z-drive failure.  All went smoothly.  Cha-ba took on a bit of water during her first winter deployment, and so will be brought home for refurbishing before redeployment on a rescheduled cruise - now April 22.  

NEMO-subsurface was also successfully recovered, in a technical operation wherein a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) attached a lift line to the bottom of the mooring.  This was necessary because the acoustic releases failed to unhook when commanded.  Congratulations to all.