Wave behind remotely operated vehicle Seirios. With high wind and seas, the dive was canceled today. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2018. Download larger version (jpg, 8.5 MB).
The same weather system that caused yesterday’s dive to be canceled continued to interfere with our dive plans. With high winds and seas, we had to put safety first and cancel today’s dive. Due to the weather, the bridge team drove on a heading best suited for the bumpy ride while getting us to our next dive site on time. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) team finalized some hydraulic fixes to the ROV and did pressure testing. In the evening, sea states began to improve and all on board now feel hopeful that we will dive tomorrow.