Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Coastal and Marine Earthquake Studies
|SHIPS: Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound
Loading SHIPS Equipment onto the R/V Thompson
March 4, 1998.
View of the R/V Thompson fantail before installation of the airgun and hydrophone streamer system. Kevin O'Toole and Walt Olson survey the expanse.
March 5, 1998.
The loading begins, here a crane is lifting the compressor van onto the fantail.
March 6, 1998.
Loading continues as the hydrophone streamer is lifted onto the ship.
March 8, 1998.
Our Marine Biologists having their first meeting onboard. They will observe marine mammal behavior and will stop seismic operations if the animals are too close to the ship.
March 9, 1998.
The loading is complete and all systems are go.
Our Canadian Co-chief scientist, Roy Hyndman, stops in front of the hydrophone reel during his visit for an inspection.
The press also pay us a visit. Mike Fisher shows them the airgun system.