We are almost at the limit of the wind speed we can work with. We tried to work in a sheltered area, next to a cape at the south of Gozo. We could feel the wind speed as it was moving the boat at about 0.7 knots, which was not ideal. When using the ROV to carry out the transects to document the bottom, and to stop at the most interesting areas, the wind speed is ideally lower than 0.3 or 0.4 knots. We spent an hour with the ROV in this coastal area and found some rocks and sandy bottoms at about 100m deep. We set off back to the harbor, as the wind started blowing really hard, so there was nothing else we could do apart from finding shelter and waiting until the wind died down.
Press release: Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth, on board the Oceana Ranger