ROV deployed to survey underwater cables in Straits of Mackinac

American Transmission Company deploys a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected ATC utility cables, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The ROV will obtain underwater, visual imagery of the cables, and the images obtained will provide the Unified Command with the information needed to determine how best to deal with the damaged cables. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Fernando Pla)

American Transmission Company deploys a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected ATC utility cables, Sunday, April 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Fernando Pla)

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that the American Transmission Company deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected ATC utility cables, Sunday.

ATC contracted with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea to provide tugs, a barge, and an ROV to assess the damage to the utility cables.

The ROV will obtain underwater, visual imagery of the cables, and the images obtained will provide the Unified Command with the information needed to determine how best to deal with the damaged cables.

Under the oversight of the Unified Command, the American Transmission Company continues to extract mineral oil from two damaged cables in the Straits of Mackinac.

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