The swivel shown here connects the winch wire to the undersea cable pulled through the conduit.
--Photo courtesy of David Muerdter
The second OOI cable was landed today at Pacific City at 9:13 am PST. The cable landed today is for the northern segment that will run 310 miles offshore to Axial Seamount. Although the excitement surrounding this second landing was not as palpable as for the first on Tuesday, the operation went smoothly and the result is just as important.
--Nancy Penrose, OOI Communications Coordinator, University of Washington, on shore in Pacific City.