On-board Diary: Port of Almerimar (Almería), ROV’s arrival aboard. Friday, August 14, 2009

Author: Silvia García
Date: August 14, 2009

The INSTALSUB technicians arrived at 9:00 a.m. to begin loading and assembling a new ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle). Now it is 8:00 p.m. and they still have not finished outfitting all of the equipment. We are scheduled to set sail for Chipiona at 10:00 p.m., so there is no rest until everything is all set for sailing.

In these last few hours, the catamaran has gone from being sufficiently spacious, even with 11 people aboard, to a crew of 13 people and an infinite cast of submarine recording equipment and a huge purchase of food supplies for several days, plus the computers, stacks of books and wildlife guides, scuba gear, etc. that was already aboard.