This is our last segment of supplemental logs that were taken from our scientific research expedition to RMS Titanic earlier last month. I hope that you enjoy!
We had a late breakfast this morning following a night of revelry and festive spirits. It is time to take on the onerous task of packing all my bags and cleaning out my cabin that has been my home for the past couple of weeks. We plan on taking on the St John's harbor pilot at about 10 am and will arrive at the dock at 11:30 am. Once on the dock, there will be a rapid change of passengers from one expedition to another, as James Cameron's group will immediately board Keldysh.
There were many other people on this expedition that made the entire adventure very pleasing. In particular, three members of Deep Ocean Expeditions staff were wonderful. This includes our two gourmet chefs, Robert Bartl and Michael Holz, and our ship physician, Dr. Tia Renouf. Passengers that observed the entire Titanic experience but did not dive included Snezhana Proznina-Russia, Danny Goldsmith-UK, Brigitte Saar-Germany, Andrew Brooking-UK, Joan Walsh-USA, Melody Anderson-USA and Hubert Much-USA. I would like to thank all the people from Deep Ocean Expeditions for their guidance and support throughout the entire trip. This includes Mike McDowell, Belinda Sawyer, Rob McCallum, Peter Batson, Kelvin Magee, Don Walsh and Ralph White. Deep Ocean Expeditions is one of the finest adventure operations in the world and I would highly recommend their services. A link to their operation can be found on the right side panel of this weblog. Finally, I would like to personally thank all the officers and crew of the Keldysh and MIR for a wonderful expedition. These nautical experts and scientists are the leaders in their field for underwater ocean exploration!
One final note--we will be distributing our high-quality digital photos and video from this expedition in the next few weeks. Details on this distribution will be given in a future weblog (blog) article so please come back soon for a viewing of these fine photos and film.