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Project Acronym: TOWUTI | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5055

ins.: 2015-06-18 00:00; ( Age: 9 yrs )
By: Scientists
Category: Towuti_auto
Towuti_auto

Towuti: 2015-06-18

Another day, another broken part. Last night the night shift, ...
The biggest guy on our crew, Shane, supported by Tim and AJ, stands on a 40 inch wrench to try to break apart fittings on the broken hose. (TDP on facebook)

Another day, another broken part. Last night the night shift, led by Tim -Fix It- Frazier, assembled a replacement kelly hose by welding together the correct connections and using 1 inch hydraulic line. It's not perfect, but it worked, and the day shift managed to fire off three cores. Then the bearing set on the sheeve supporting the wireline blew. Will it ever end? We spent the rest of the day running around to machine shops until we found one that could install a new bearing set. A replacement is on its way, but meanwhile, another day gone. These down days have led to some interesting scenes on the barge like the one below, where the biggest guy on our crew, Shane, supported by Tim and AJ, stands on a 40 inch wrench to try to break apart fittings on the broken hose. Meanwhile, Ryan stands on the hose and hopes nothing's coming at him. And the downtime has also witnessed some outstanding sunrises. (TDP on facebook)