RSN cable route survey cruise begins
Thursday, April 01, 2010
From Cecile Durand on RSN cable route survey cruise
The R/V Mount Mitchell, a 231’ hydrographic research vessel managed by Global Seas LLC in Seattle, set sail on April 1 to begin the Regional Scale Nodes Cable Route Survey. Equipped with Kongsberg EM 120 and EM 710 High Resolution Multibeam Mapping Systems, the vessel was chartered by Williamson and Associates, the contractor responsible for the RSN cable route mapping. RSN Operations Manager Cecile Durand is onboard for the first leg of the survey and sent back this video of the ship's passage through the Ballard Locks.