Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 7

The stern lazarrette and fuel tanks remain firmly frozen and full of ice. Two members of the Magone crew worked all day chipping ice and cutting to free the sternposts, rams and other steering gear. Two other of Magone’s crew worked to remove all equipment from the engine compartment. The engine compartment is a jumbled mess with engines (2), generator, compressor, and reduction gears (which had become separated) scattered.

The additional wire rope arrived and was added to the spool on the crane. With this wire, the highline can now be used. In addition, a new portable abrasive wheel cutter arrived. It is a welcome addition as the foam does not need to be removed when it cuts. However, it can only be used in a few locations.

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