Last updated: Thursday, 06. July 2017 16:12 UTC Local time GMT +2
The RRS James Clark Ross is on science cruise JR16006 to the Arctic and during this work period will be spending some time outside of the communications satellite that I use to update this web page. More information on this can be found HERE
The RRS James Clark Ross continues on the passage towards Tromso, where there will be a passenger transfer on Friday morning to pick up the final twelve members of the science party.
The weather remains lovely, with the sea nice and calm and the sun shining throughout the day. Long may that last.
The Dartcom picture is worth a close look today as in the top right hand corner it is possible to see some sea ice (near to the site B15). The scientists are keen to carry out some of their work in the ice and this is an encouraging sign. There are a number of further stations to the north of B15 which I am guessing will also be in ice.
Amanda is one of the Engineers on board and is seen here disconnecting (I think) a pump that had been used to transfer the waxbreak from drums into a tank.
A sounding rod is till used, and the more accurate way, in which to determine how much is in a tank, whether that is a fuel tank or a water tank, and soundings of all tanks are done on a regular basis. The results of the soundings are then written on a board on the Bridge and into a sounding logbook.
The update this evening is short as I have little to report on and HF conditions are very good just now so I have been spending some extra time on the radio.
One of our science team is writing a blog and it can be viewed HERE
Previous updates from this trip
Noon Position Report Thursday, 06 July 2017
|Latitude:||68° 37 N|
|Longitude:||011° 31 E|
|Bearing:||246 °T, 146 Nm from Tromso|
|Course Made Good||025 °T|
|ETA at 8.0 knots is||09:00 on 07 July 2017|
|Total Distance Travelled:||1265|
|Total Steam Time:||138|
|Total Average Speed:||9.1|
|Wind:||Direction WSW, Force 2|
|Air Temp: 10.2 °C||Sea Temp: 10.5 °C|
|Pressure: 1011.7||Tendency (3 hrs): Steady|
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