Emergency Response to a Cut Tether

If the tether is suspected of being nicked or cut, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the power.
  2. If possible, retrieve the ROV.
  3. If the tether is completely separated, mark the spot to facilitate a search for the ROV.
  4. Remove the tether from the water as soon as possible to prevent water ingress.
  5. Tether can often be spliced.

Tether Field Repair

Hot glue or Silicone / RTV glue can be used to repair a tether in the field. These items should be considered for inclusion in a field tool kit. Field repairs should be repaired using more permanent techniques at the first opportunity.

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Operator's Manual, Version: 1.00.00
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