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Project Acronym: PALEOVAN | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5034

ins.: 2010-08-18 02:00; ( Age: 14 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: Van
Van

Lake Van: 2010-08-18

As the conditions on the lake change from day to ...
M?nip, one of the captians from the University boat.

As the conditions on the lake change from day to day, the supply and shift change are carried out by different boats. We take the speed boat from DOSECC for the calm conditions; the University boat driven by Mete and Münip for intermediate conditions and material supply; and Zafer´s private boat for the rough ones. If the waves are too high the shift change just gets delayed by a couple of hours and everybody on-land takes another “cay” (Turkish black tea). On-land the captains, drillers and scientists remain on stand-by then, while on the barge the crew rolls out the mattresses…So, after the kitchen, we have a dorm on the barge now.