Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018  Time Zone:  GMT   

The RRS James Clark Ross has remained at the Bonaparte seamount during the past twenty-four hours and the science has continued throughout the period.  The weather has also been good throughout the period with the air temperature at a very nice 24.7 C at noon.

We have not been alone at the Bonaparte seamount,  the small fishing boat Amalia from St Helena has also been here and we have passed her a number of times whilst carrying out the survey of the seamount.

Frankie and Martins working on the Aft Deck last night.  Communications is very important between the working deck and the Bridge and this is carried out using VHF handheld radios.  The Aft Deck is also overlooked by a number of CCTV cameras and this also helps the Deck Officer on the Bridge to see what is happening.  Picture Richard Turner

A short update this evening due to the time spent on trying to get the website up and running again.  Tomorrow will be the final day of science for the 2017/8 season on the James Clark Ross and the ship will anchor off Jamestown at 07:00 on Friday morning.

Previous updates from this trip can be found HERE

Noon Position Report Wednesday 11th April 2018

Latitude: 15 36.4 S
Longitude: 006 56.8 W
Bearing: 285 T, 73 Nm from Jamestown, St Helena
Cruise Number: JR17004
Distance Travelled: 139
Total Distance Travelled: 692
Steam Time: 22.2
Total Steam Time: 105.4
Average Speed: 6.3
Total Average Speed: 6.6
Wind: Direction ESE, Force 5
Sea State: Moderate
Air Temp: 24.7 C Sea Temp: 25.4 C
Pressure: 1014.3 Tendency (3hrs): Falling

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com