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Gulf coast dive operation

  1. 1. Gulf Coast Dive Operation
  2. 2. Dive Goals <ul><li>Live Video to Surface / Network go live </li></ul><ul><li>Visible Oil / Document spill damage </li></ul><ul><li>Support the Story </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Dive control </li></ul>
  3. 3. Operations Requirements <ul><li>Identify Optimal Location </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Prevailing Weather Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Conditions for Safe Entry and Exit </li></ul><ul><li>Technical ability to deliver signal </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Visibility for Video Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Dive Control for Safe Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Local Knowledge: Site, Sea and Logistics </li></ul>
  4. 4. Material & Staff <ul><li>Shallow water dive (Identified) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 x 30ft+ boats and 6-pack captains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 : Cousteau[1], CNN[4], Dive911[2], Captain[2] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deep (To be identified) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100ft+ boat and master captain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dive platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 : Cousteau[1], CNN[4], Dive911[2], Captain[1] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth 1000 + fsw </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Locations – Shallow Water <ul><li>Venice, LA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>East Bay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40-60ft bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate to Heavy current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 miles down river to Open Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 miles Open Water to Rigs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Ride Out & Back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100+ Rigs choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple tie off/anchor points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pensacola, FL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USS Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-40ft bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above and Below water structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 miles offshore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Ride Out & Back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White sand beaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local boats not engaged in cleanup and available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 hour high tide window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>350ft long vessel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeological Preserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil observed and removed 3 weeks ago from area </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Exceptions <ul><li>Pre-Operation Dive and Review </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility clears 2+ days after weather passes </li></ul><ul><li>Current variable </li></ul><ul><li>Wave action drive by wind </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment availability and limitations for deepwater </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long communication lines for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build dive platform </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. East Bay Chart
  8. 8. USS Massachusetts
  9. 9. Weather <ul><li>Venice, LA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Storms through 7/12 (Mon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds 13-25mph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now – 7/8 (Thu) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds fall <10mph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7/9 (Fri) – 7/14 (Wed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pensacola, FL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partly Cloudy to Full Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7/7 (Wed) till 7/10 (Sun) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds 10-15mph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now – 7/7 (Wed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds <10mph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7/8 (Thu) – 7/14 (Wed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Storms starting 7/11 (Sun) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Pensacola High Tides <ul><li>7/7 : 6:53 AM Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>7/8 : 7:32 AM Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>7/9 : 9:16 AM Friday </li></ul><ul><li>7/10 : 10:09 AM Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>7/11 : 11:01 AM Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>7/12 : 11:51 AM Monday </li></ul><ul><li>7/13 : 12:41 PM Tuesday </li></ul>

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