Adventures in American Samoa

A year and a half ago I started this blog. About a year ago I stopped writing. Sure, there were some reasonable explanations for that, working on a ship was hard enough without extra hobbies. But mostly, all of that was practice for when I got to where I am now: American Samoa. I will... Continue Reading →

Stratus Buoy Deployment and Recovery

As I mentioned in the start of this post, our current project involved recovering an old oceanographic research buoy and deploying a new one in its place. This is an annual recurrence and the buoy is part of what is called Stratus project, due to the persistent stratus clouds in this area. Stratus clouds are low... Continue Reading →

Disclaimer and the Reality of Internet at Sea

Don't worry. I didn't forget about the blog.  In fact, I've got four pretty awesome entries drafted right now. The fact is that satellite internet is a fickle fiend. And it's impossible to upload photos when the entire ship is sharing 128Mb/s bandwidth.  So standby to standby. Port call in Arica, Chile next week, and... Continue Reading →

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