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Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone

AP  |  Alphonse Island 

A British-led marine scientific mission off the has succeeded in retrieving a key underwater drone from the sea bed, where it had fallen after its cable was cut two days ago.

The camera-carrying drone is a vital piece of equipment for the scientists as they explore the depths. Two recovery attempts on Wednesday failed.

called Thursday's success a welcome relief after two sleepless nights.

He says that "the mission is 50 per cent not done if we didn't get it done. So it's a good one."

is the only agency working with British scientists from the Nekton research team on its deep-sea mission.

The seven-week expedition is expected to run until April 19.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:05 IST
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