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The Allied systems Grapple being assembled for the first time onboard Knorr at the WHOI pier.

Grapple testing underway at WHOI with the Corehead installed.  The Grapple assembly also includes a maneuverable work platform or man-basket that is used for a variety of functions during rigging procedures.

The Grapple at its centerline stern position with the Long Core vertical during Sea Trials in September 2007.

The Grapple maintains complete control of the massive coring system at all times

Grapple door

Control panel for Grapple and A-frame

Grapple in starboard position with Long Core stowed on its rail support system onboard Knorr.

Last updated: May 7, 2008

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