posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by DeathTribble
I have been blogging whats been happening for the last few hours over the last few pages, but to recap.
Tophat is violently bashing up and down, so when work began it seemed an odd time to work. Intervention grabbed a drill, fitted with a wire brush and
has been sanding off the paint in the area of the BOP below the top hat, along a flange just above the ring of bolts.
A top the ring of bulk head bolts was a large rubber o-ring, which kept getting in the way of the sanding process. The Intervention operator
eventually ripped it off, first trying with one arm, but in the end needing both arms to free it.
To keep things tidy down there, Interventions operator decended to a lower shelf, and carefully put the rubber ring down there away.
After some long checking of the sanded areas, and much jostling of the other rovs, intervention left to grab presumably the next tool.
Whether they plan to weld brackets on to tie down the hat better is not known as yet. Possibly they are preparing to cut the entire top bop off, and
have cleaned the area to prevent paint clogging. Possibly welding to come???
Thats about it, then the feed went dead.
Hope that gets you up to date buddy