Unified Command releases underwater imagery from ROV in Straits of Mackinac

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6, April 22, 2018. Initial assessment shows damage to the steel outer shielding, an outer protective layer of the cable. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company)

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command continues to deploy a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected American Transmission Company utility cables in the Straits of Mackinac, 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 is obtaining 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.

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6, April 22, 2018. Initial assessment shows damage to the steel outer shielding, an outer protective layer of the cable. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company)

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed in the Straits of Mackinac to assess damage to the American Transmission Company’s cable 6, April 22, 2018. Initial assessment shows damage to the steel outer shielding, an outer protective layer of the cable. (Photo courtesy of the American Transmission Company)

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