Incident Involving the RRS James Cook and ROV Isis

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The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, can confirm that there has been an incident involving the RRS James Cook in which the remotely operated vehicle ROV Isis came into contact with the ship’s port propeller.The accident occurred during ROV deployment at around 12.00 GMT approximately 09.00hrs Ship’s time on Wednesday 19 January 2011. Buoyancy debris from Isis was immediately sighted, but the ROV has been recovered and is now aboard the ship…According to the Preliminary Damage Report, there is minor damage to the ship’s port propeller and its condition continues to be monitored.The ship remains fully operational and there are no reports of any release of pollution. However, the ROV has suffered extensive damage and is inoperable.

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