On-board Diary: Out of the dry dock and into the water

Date: September 11, 2012

The Oceana Ranger has now left the dry dock where it has spent the last few months. The research catamaran departed for Burriana (Castellón), from the shipyard in Valencia, with a skeleton crew to load up with supplies and take care of the finishing touches. Next week, scientists, divers and the underwater robot (ROV) operators will hop on board to officially launch the 2012 expedition.