Rough Seas and Fire Hydrants

29 January, 2009 RRS James Clark Ross

The ship has now recovered SHRIMP and is conducting a swath bathymetry survey,  mapping the seabed.

Whilst all of the exciting science work is being carried out,  routine work and maintenance still needs to be carried out around the ship.

This week sees the 3rd Officer,  Alex,  checking that all the fire hydrants and hoses are working correctly.  With the assistance of the doctor,  Nerys,  they seemed to be getting everything wet.

Weather wise the sea is a little bit more lumpy and as we are now on steaming whilst mapping,  the ship has been rolling a little,  especially at lunch time.

Alex and Nerys busy testing hoses and hydrants.  Pic Mike Gloistein