NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is back at the pier in Pearl Harbor, Oahu after completing Leg 3 of the Hohonu Moana Expedition. The start of cruise leg 4 has been delayed to September 11th – tune back then to follow along as the ship begins exploration of the Johnston Atoll portion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument! Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version (jpg, 9.7 MB).
Following completion of yesterday’s dive on the S-19 submarine, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer made her way into port in Pearl Harbor, bringing cruise Leg 3 of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi expedition to a close. Personnel spent the day processing data, writing reports, and completing cruise documentation and paperwork. During the inport period, repairs are planned on the ship’s number 4 generator, and as a result, the start of Leg 4 will be delayed by as much as a week. The anticipated cruise departure date is now September 11. Tune back then to follow along as the ship begins exploration of the Johnston Atoll portion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument!