Friday 21st April : Moorings

During the first two days on the TAG zone, we deployed two lines of instrumented moorings of more than 500 m planned to remain on the bottom for a year.

Mickaël and Philippe preparing the moorings

The launching of the first mooring is delayed due to impressive heaving of the ship in strong swell. The cable gave out and the trap sank to the bottom.

The following day, the Nautile managed to refloat the mooring without damaging the instruments.

The second mooring, equipped with currentmeters and a sediment trap, was deployed with success at less than 100 m from the active TAG.

On the deck, we can see a white sediment trap, an orange float equipped with a currentmeter and yellow floats equipped with beacons for the recovery of equipment.