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IODP Expedition 330 Louisville Seamount Trail

Daily Science Report 43 -- Sunday, 23 January 2011


Site U1374 on 28.6°S Guyot 28° 35' 44.9988" S, 173° 16' 46.8012" W
Louisville Seamount Trail
0 m above sea level

Despite all efforts the stuck pipe could not be worked free. Therefore the lower end of the drill string (bottom hole assembly) was severed in the early afternoon. After the remaining drill string was recovered and the vessel secured, we started our 322 nmi long transit to next Site U1375 (Prospectus Primary Site LOUI-2B). Today the last U1374 cores got samples for shipboard studies and the series of U1374 site meetings was opened with presentations by the sedimentology and biostratigraphy lab groups. Scientists and technical personal are preparing for sampling the cores from the lower part of Hole U1374A (from 201 to 522 mbsf) for personal, post-cruise research during the next few days (over 230 sections).