6th Feb, 2012

E1 buoy recovered

Just to let you know that Quest is steaming back as I type.  The buoy has been picked up; it looks in a bit of a bad way (battery box connectors gone, suspected fire in one of the instrument boxes) but the instruments and data logger are intact.  You can check Quest’s progress on:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=235017045&zoom=10

Thanks to everyone for all of their efforts in getting this back – and especially to James for showing great drive and leadership in getting the problem sorted.  Special mention also to Stephane for getting the delicate language barrier issues removed!

We look to be in a good position now to continue the E1 experience with the new collaboration with the Met Office.

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