August 14 photos

A pingo can be seen in the distance. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The port side anchor is set. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The massive anchor chain.  Each link is about a foot long and weighs about 20 lbs. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The starboard anchor at the ready.  Each anchor weighs at least as much as a bicycle. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The RIB is ready for action. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The Zodiac RIB ready to go in the water in the blink of an eye.  Who wouldn't want one of these? (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The fire control team: Chief Officer Whitty (front) reviews station details with (l-r) Seaman Oram, Winchman Bridgeman, Seaman Hann, and Boatswain Amamio in preparation for the helicopter's return. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The helicopter pad is cleared for landing.  The guard rails around the perimeter are lowered during take off and landing. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
Helicopter Pilot Chris Swannell gently sets the helo down on deck. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)

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