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Keywords:

  • Nereus;
  • deep sea research vessel;
  • Hadal Ecosystems Studies (HADES);
  • implosion;
  • lost ROV

Nereus, a one-of-a-kind unmanned hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV) that had allowed scientists to explore the deepest parts of the ocean, was confirmed lost at 2:00 p.m. local New Zealand time on 10 May, according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), which designed and operated the vehicle.