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IODP Expedition 395E

Complete South Atlantic Transect Reentry Installations


Daily Science Report for 15 April 2021

Location: In transit to Site SATL-25A

Science Update: In the morning, 14 Siem Offshore crew boarded the ship. The pilot boarded at 0922 h and the ship departed Cape Town, South Africa, at 1000 h. We completed 162 nmi of the total 1817 nmi transit to proposed Site SATL-25A. The transit is expected to take 7 d, arriving on 22 April. Siem Offshore and JRSO staff conducted two abandon ship drills, and continue to follow COVID-19 safety procedures.


Daily Science Report for 14 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continue. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 0900 h on 15 April. (15 April update: the ship has departed as scheduled.)


Daily Science Report for 13 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continue. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 1000 h on 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 12 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continue. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be at 1000 h on 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 11 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continue. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 10 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continue. The subsea camera fiber-optic pigtail upgrade was completed. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 9 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Port call activities continued. The subsea camera fiber-optic pigtail is being upgraded. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 8 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: The Expedition 395E JRSO team left the hotel at 1100 h and boarded the vessel after temperature checks. Shipboard COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed. Departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 7 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Expedition 395E JRSO team members continued to isolate in their hotel rooms in Cape Town, following JRSO quarantine and testing procedures. Boarding the JOIDES Resolution is set for 8 April, and departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.


Daily Science Report for 6 April 2021

Location: Repair Quay 1, Cape Town, South Africa

Science Update: Expedition 395E officially began at 0800 h on 6 April 2021. The Expedition 395E JRSO team continued to isolate in their hotel rooms in Cape Town, following JRSO quarantine and testing procedures, prior to boarding on 8 April. Departure from Cape Town is anticipated to be 15 April.