William's dad came in to tell us all about his job today.
|We saw a video of the huge cables being chopped up aboard the ship.|
He lays the under-water cables that take the power ashore from off-shore turbines.
He uses ROVs (remote operated vehicles) to survey the area and then lay the cable under the sea bed.
|This one is ready to be lowered on to the sea bed.|
|This one would fill our classroom!|
He operates the ROVs from the control room on the deck of the ship.
|The control area.|
The cameras on the ROVs show what is happening underwater.
They engineers work 24 hours a day, in 12 hour shifts, in most weathers.