First Two Anchors Set Today
After a successful trial run in the Columbia River yesterday, the NRC Quest arrived in Newport early this morning. Kopf, Klure and Branje, along with Tony Petrillo of Bluewater Services and Carl Gowler and Bill Daly of Sound and Sea Technologies boarded the Quest shortly after its arrival, around 4 AM. Special thanks to Commander Parker and all NOAA staff for arranging berthing for NRC Quest!
With the full deployment team on board, the Quest headed for the project site to start installing the mooring system. The Azura prototype uses a three-point mooring system, which is installed in two phases: the two seaward mooring legs will be deployed today, and the single seaward mooring leg is scheduled to be installed tomorrow.