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Kermadec Trench: A Turn for the Worse

Seafarers have a strange way of describing things sometimes. For example, 1st officer Steve described today as being a “funny old day” and Captain Lindsey described the weather as “freshening.” This translates to being an absolute disaster of a day, mostly due to the fact the weather turned absolutely terrible.At first light we brought in the hadal-lander in a swell and wind that was really pushing us to the limit...

February 4, 2013 — Alan Jamieson
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Kermadec Trench: Scuttling your Assets

Well, as promised, as soon as we get clear of the north island and over the trench, the sea subsided and the day turned out to be a scorcher. So much so I am now red, partly because I always forget how intense the sun is down this way and partly because we ended up working on deck for about 15 hours straight.Given the early time of arrival and our aim to get into a schedule of deploying in the evening and recovering the gear in the morning, we had some time to do some testing...

January 28, 2013 — Alan Jamieson
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