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Dispatch 33: Faces of the Louis V

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Rick Krishfield

September 6, 2006

In the past two days, BGOS mooring C was recovered and redeployed, the airgun and hydrophone array was towed, and more CTD/Rosette, XCTD, bongo net, and optical profiler casts were taken. The fast and furious pace is taxing to everyone onboard, but you never hear any complaints from any of the officers and crew. Here are more of the worthy Faces of the Louis.

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Second Engineer Julien Marceau takes a break from monitoring the engine control room of the Louis to have his photo taken. Leading Seaman Ken Baker steers the Louis through the Arctic pack ice. The white object above the head of Steward Larry Royea in this picture is a Narwhal tusk.
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Seaman Bill May carefully watches the wire on the Lebus winch while operating the controls during a mooring operation. Changing of the watch between Oilers Bruce MacDonald and Ken Pettipas doesn't usually include a salute. Helicopter Pilot Chris Swannell is a vital part of all ice reconnaissance and ice operations, and expertly handles all assignments.
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The incinerator is being operated by Engine Room Technician Archie Blanchard. Steward Robin Parker could be stocking the deserts, or perhaps withdrawing one. Examining the new turbocharger is Third Engineer Josh McInnis.
All photos by Rick Krishfield, WHOI.

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