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August 12, 2013

Ready to sail

BY: Silvia García


© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell


We are in the port of Burriana, where the Ranger been for the past week undergoing final preparations. We’re all on board; a crew of 12 including technicians, a videographer, a cook, the captain, sailors and scientists, including our guest for this expedition, Alberto Serrano from IEO Santander.

It’s 8:30 pm and we are conducting tests with the ROV (our underwater robot) to make sure everything is working properly and avoid any surprises tomorrow morning, when we get to our first stop in our research campaign: a rocky area on the edge of a slope south of Columbretes. So far, so good!  Now we’re just looking forward to 3 am when we set sail.