Clear deck, back to the port

Clear deck. All stations are now deep beneath the ocean.
Clear deck. All stations are now deep beneath the ocean.

Life on board has suddenly changed overnight. The labs are now cleared out; all gear brought in for the mission is locked in flight cases, ready to take the next journey after we arrive back to Porto Grande in Cape Verde. Some of us took the opportunity to explore the ship a bit more, in particular by paying a visit to the engine/power room – the heart of the ship. When looking at the photos, do not be mistaken to think that this is a tranquil environment. The engine rooms are loud, so loud that we could barely communicate. The sound of the powerful machine is a reminder how much force is needed to run the ship.

 

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