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The modified version of the buoy has been deployed on site with all its instrumentation the 16 of May 2002. Some images of the deployment are shown in Fig. 10. Soon after this deployment, the non-nominal behavior of the buoy was identified, in particular an abnormal lowering of the buoy. When a clear analysis of what was happening was possible, and when the weather became workable, a ship was sent on site. It was unfortunately too late and the full system was lost. The cause of the sunk is a leakage of the main floatation, the exact reason of which being unknown (probably some defect of the construction).

Pictures taken during and just after the deployment of the buoy in May of 2002.

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