Jul 23 - Hole in the hull!
Noon Position: C Lock, Portsmouth Naval Base
Air temperature @ noon today: 17.0 ° C
Sea temperature @ noon today: Unknown
Wind/weather: Light airs, heavy rain in the morning
Barometer: 1000.3 hPa
The James Clark Ross remains in drydock in Portsmouth and the annual refit continues. This weeks webpage is a selection of pictures showing some of the varied work being carried out onboard.
With the rudder removed it will now be possible to take off the propeller and the tail shaft, which should happen in the next few days.
Whilst the yard have been carrying out some of the jobs shown above, the Officers and Crew have been busy with planned maintenance and repair work onboard. Thursday saw the closing down of the ship's 'Pooh Plant' for annual maintenance and inspection. During the period of this closedown we have had to revert to portaloos, located throughout the ship. It was with great relief that it was announced that the plant was once again operational at lunchtime on Sunday.