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12 kilometres of steel cable

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

As a one-of-a-kind German research vessel, the SONNE has two winches with 12 kilometres of steel cable each. These can even reach down into the great depths of the deep-sea trenches. The main windlass is fitted with a mechanism that compensates for the vessel's rocking motion. Constant tension ensures that the cable and research devices always operate at the desired distance from the ocean floor.

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  • Title: 12 kilometres of steel cable
  • Subject Keywords: Wissenschaftsjahr 2016*17 - Meere und Ozeane
  • Rights: Marie Heidenreich / Projektträger Jülich

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