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Hi`ialakai Plan of the Day

PLAN OF THE DAY
NOAA SHIP HI'IALAKAI (R334)
Cruise HI-04-01

Date: Sept 28, 2004 (Tuesday)

0000 - 0600 Conduct camera tows and CTD's per Night
            Operations sheet. 

0730 Launch site near 27/44.3 N and 175/57.0 W.
* HI-3 - Tow team operations around southern area of
  the reef.

0800	Transit to next launch site.

0830	Launch site near 27/46.5 N and 175/52.0 W.
* HI-1 - REA work at sites 22, 30, and 33.
* HI-2 - Mooring Team.
* HI-5 - Fish Team.

Approx. 0930 Remove three empty fuel drums from storage
rack.  Unscrew the fuel vent and ready for transport to
M/V Casitas.

Approx. 1230 Ship meets HI-3 near second launch site to
drop off equipment and personnel.  Load three empty
fuel drums into HI-3 to transport to M/V Casitas.  HI-3
transports 3 loaded fuel drums back to HI'IALAKAI.

1615 to 1700 - Stagger the recovery of boats near the
second launch site.  HI-5 should be back at 1615,
followed by HI-1 at 1630, then HI-2 at 1635.

(refer to Night Ops sheet for locations)
1800 - 0000 Conduct towed camera TOAD stations around
            Pearl and Hermes.
0000 - 0600  Conduct 2 CTD's  in > 500 m water. 

* Today [9/27] was a good test of small boat
  launch/recovery operations in a fairly large swell (6
  to 8 ft with occasional 10 footers.)  Both the Deck
  Dept. and scientists did a terrific job in SAFELY
  getting the boats back aboard.  The Chief Bosun was
  very pleased.

* Glad to hear that Elizabeth is better after her
  run-in with a stinging hydroid.

* Please use the recycling bins for aluminum cans.
  They have been located on the Bridge, 01 Passageway,
  and in the Forward Crews Mess.  Mother Nature thanks
  you.

Movies for this evening: (Both will start at 1730 and
again at 2000.)

* Girl Next Door
* Porky's


                                 CDR Scott E. Kuester,
                                 Commanding Officer
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