Sea Story #3 = The other rescue

This story comes from Cornelis Van Gelder, one of our crane operators.  He gave me a video to watch, but no photos to post (the one photo here is just of a construction ship he used to work on).

Secrets of the sediment!

One of our scientists aboard the ship, Thibaut Caley, is studying specifically the leakage of water from the Agulhas Current into the Atlantic Ocean.  For the most part, due to various interactions and physical conditions, the majority of the fast-paced, tropical water of the Agulhas gets retroflected back into the Indian Ocean when it gets to the southern tip of Africa.  But there's

Sea Story #2 = The rescue

This story comes from Kevin Greiger, the Operations Superintendent.  On transit after Expedition 312, January 2006, the ship was sailing from Panama to Galveston when it came across a homemade boat that had broken down three days earlier.  Twelve Cubans were onboard with no water left, and a storm on the way.  The JR rescued the 12 men, tried sinking their boat but it got stuck i


World Half Marathon aboard the JR!

Cardiff University press release

For immediate release: Wednesday 23 March 2016

Backlog assistance

With only 8 hours of transit time between our final site and the Cape Town port, it's going to be a challenge to get all the core from the final site processed and packed up before we have to depart the ship.  That means it has been a top priority on this 5 day transit to clear out the backlog from the last two sites, where the water was shallow, core came up every 20 minutes, and there wa

Galley and Stewards

Last, and perhaps most importantly, true happiness lies in a satisfied stomach.  Many people overlook the importance of the galley and steward staff on a ship, but let me tell you, they are key!

Bridge and DP

Reddit "Ask Me Anything"

The scientists aboard the JR responded to our event last night in the same manner they've been tackling their research - as a collaborative body.  From 11pm to 1am local ship time, everyone had the chance to read over and put forth their opinions on the appropriate responses to the questions asked in the forum.  Given the limited bandwidth available on the ship, only a couple of compu


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