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Captain's log: Fogged in

Reduced visibility slows work, but only briefly

  • Aug 22, 2014
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August 23, 2014, 16:00 Mountain Time
The day started with a blanket of fog surrounding the ship. This reduced visibility directly affected a number of our planned operations, which were stood down until conditions improved. By lunch, the fog had lifted and all operations became active. The Laurier positioned the final navigation buoy scheduled for Simpson Strait, the Canadian Hydrographic Service headed east of Simpson Strait to expand the hydrographic data coverage in the area, and the helicopter and several Coast Guard crew members conducted additional work on the navigational aids, including painting several beacons for added visibility — especially important once the first snow flies.

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