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OTH558

An experimental, theoretical and full-scale investigation on the snap loading of marine cables

During the process of surface support for subsea intervention using tethered underwater vehicles, the cable can go slack for a number of reasons. These include: the relative motion between the support vessel and subsea unit; hydrodynamic loading on the cable or the vehicle; wave action during passage through the air/sea interface; activation of the controls on the vehicle.

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Updated 2010-03-19