Expedition Update

The picture you see here is the second CORK removal tool. The first one had to be brought back up because it became damaged in the attempts. Notice the “J” hook feature. This is what has to fit over the CORK head before force is exerted up. Unfortunately, neither tool successfully made a strong enough connection to bring up the CORK, despite HOURS of effort. The picture below is the new CORK that was to be the replacement. It was engineered with an improved seal system designed to survive the overpressures and high temperatures found in this area of active geologic activity.