He found himself in that most unlikely of situations offshore, where he wanted the weather conditions to be poor. Not poor as in bad and frightening but poor in that the much used HsTp2 value would be such that lifting the add-on bit to the already installed but not quite completed jacket would not go ahead, just yet. Instead they could carry on with the procedure, as previously agreed and let’s be frank, approved sequence of steps. Pragmatism and expedience are all well and good but they don’t always address risk to the same extent as ALARP requires. Admittedly, in this particular case, the risk is minimal in the first place, yet, there’s that lingering doubt. Bugger it SQ08 has been issued and agreed by all, except your man, so the tees have been crossed and the eyes, ahem, dotted. Here at least.