Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Coastal and Marine Earthquake Studies
|SHIPS: Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound
SHIPS Operations in Puget Sound
March 10-23, 1998. We were at sea collecting the data. For the most part operations went smoothly but occasionaly operations became tangled. In this case a small boat transfering personel had engine problems and drifted aft until it became caught up in the airgun hoses.
R/V Thompson was captained by Al McClenaghan shown in the middle of the photo below. Captain Al is one of the best seismic exploration captains working.
Here is a picture of R/V Tully, passing us during operations in two ship mode.
The weather was often good which allowed the marine biologists aboard to work on deck. But it was sometimes stormy, and marine mammals were scarce. This added up to a tired crew of biologists at the end of the cruise. We appreciate their hard work.