EoE – End of Expedition


We are almost there. Today we finished logging of Hole F that was dedicated for the purpose of logging only. More than 700m deep. We ran the Triple-Combo during the night and this morning the VSI. The VSI has to be operated during daylight hours because it seismically images the borehole using shockwaves.

A.Bogus Voyage

After the "Raccophoon"- Pictured is a baby raccoon dog, much less threatening than the storm of its namesake.


A Swell Time

It seems as there is a bit of excitement here each and every day.

Mixed News

We spent the last days mainly with writing and editing reports and summaries for the Preliminary Report (which is due at the end of the Expedition) and the IODP Proceedings.


We’re just over three weeks in to our trip, the casing is set, the drill crew is tripping out the pipe (POOHing-Pulling out of hole) and is at present is preforming a “cut and slip” which means replacing ~35meters of cable which travel over the crown sheave and hold our heavy (500,000+ lb) drill string.

Speaking Frankly

Hello all.

Ex345 Hess Deep Update: Post-Cruise Meeting

I just retuned home from the Post-Cruise meeting for Expedition 345 Hess Deep Rift. I sailed as a member of the Education Officer team, which included two awesome people: Susan Gebbels and Jean-Luc Berenguer.

A.Bogus Voyage

The World Cup is truly global.

Time is a relative thing...

It’s been a busy first few weeks, hard to believe that so much time has already passed.

In the Eye of the Storm

Last night we were hit by a tropical storm. Those of us who were asleep at that time woke up around 4 am, listening to the thrusters going crazy to keep the ship on site and the anchor banging against the hull.

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