Amelia Earhart Search: July 4

July 4, 2012 - via TIGHAR

Dateline: At sea, July 4, 2012

Actual position at 1800 EDT, 18° 52′ N 159° 30′ W. Sea state 2 (6 foot waves). Making 8.3 knots. Good weather. Good

It’s a quiet day aboard K-O-K. Everyone is settling into shipboard routine, reading, reviewing equipment, testing this and that, working on video stuff, and generally chilling after the last few intense days in Honolulu. The seas have moderated, steaming along at a good rate with a nice smooth ride.

Ric is working on depths and reef profile stuff for a meeting with the technical teams tomorrow to start discussing the specifics of the search and how they plan to execute the various phases. It may seem a bit late, but this is actually the best time to work on this information and refine what has been a general scheme into an hour-by-hour checklist. Now that the frenzy of getting ready is done and they are at sea, everyone is going to get a bit more sleep.

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