5 weeks 3 days
reaching the site
Submitted by Patricia Cleary on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 00:28
Everyone is excited because we're getting close to the first site we want to visit. At around midnight, we'll arrive at the site and the ship will start using its dynamic positioning system, dropping down more thrusters to hold the ship still while the pipes will begin to be dropped down into the ocean, linked and dropped one at a time. I don't think I can stay up that late, but they will likely be at it in the morning until 8 or 9 am. I have to get some pictures and watch the operation. The many km of pipes will finally be put to use! I want to see what this baby is capable of. I am sure it will be magnificent to behold...