Loading Cable Spools

With ROV ROPOS and its vans already loaded onto the R/V Thompson (work that was done while the ship was docked at Pier 90 in Seattle on June 27 and 28), today was the day to load spools of extension cables onto the ship at the UW dock on Portage Bay. The ship’s crew and the APL team were sweating it out in temperatures that hit 90 degrees — unusual for Seattle — as they craned spools and gear onto the ship. At least it wasn’t raining!