JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 23 December 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: A final logging run with the TAP, DLL, and SGT tools was successfully completed. The pipe cleared the seafloor at 1345 hr and the drill string returned to the ship. The beacon was recovered at 1521 hr, and at 2200 we were underway at full speed to Balboa. The Transocean crew are commended for their diligence and hard work through tough drilling conditions to achieve an extremely successful result for the final Expedition of Phase 1 of IODP. Hole 1256D was left open and free of junk ready for future deepening in Phase 2.