A little bit more of nuffink

A few days later.

August forgot itself over the last few days, strong NE wings, naughty water running to Hs 3.5, pooh visibility and grey skies. Blimey, right horrid it was. Monday has brought improvements thankfully. Much less anger in the seas, the winds have eased and decided to originate from the SE for a while and we can see for a couple of miles at least.

The DSV is back on location and has divers back in the water again. Doing whatever they’re doing that divers do. Rather than me, whatever the wonga they get, normally huge, it’s not enough. The nearby drilling rig, seemingly weathered off overnight, is also doing what it should be doing.

One of the barges has turned up.The big floaty thing that will, in time and under control, will be sunk in the right place the right way round is due here later tonight. The weather forecast and the predicted SSCV dynamics are predicted to be within tolerances. Fingers crossed then, ops will get underway later and proceed, gently, carefully and without incident through to a successful conclusion. We live in hope.

On a more mundane and pertinent point, why is it so bloody cold on this thing? A million pounds a day spread cost and they can’t, it seems, put the heating on.


About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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