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Crab meets Pipe

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This is not exactly a dive story, and I don't know all the details involved. I'm posting here because I don't know where else to put it.

A friend just sent me a short video clip along with the following message:




This is a video taken in 6000 feet of water.

An undersea robot is sawing a 3 mm wide slit (1/10th of an

inch...remember that width) in a pipeline. The pressure inside

the pipeline is 0 PSI while the pressure outside is 2700 PSI,

or 1.3 tons per square inch.


And then a crab walks by....... "


I've put it up on my website at




It's almost 2MB, and the video quality is not very good, but if you have a fast link or a little time, it's well worth a look.



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Hi Herb,


I work for a company that does similar work. What you have in the video is an Oceaneering ROV flooding a deepwater pipeline (I think it is the Mariner pipeline).


The project I am working on now for BP is a deepwater pipeline that goes as deep at 7,000 feet!!!!!




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