JoAnne Kronberg, July 14, 2005

NOAA Teacher at Sea
JoAnne Kronberg
Onboard NOAA Ship Rainier
July 12 – 22, 2005

Mission: Hydrographic Survey
Geographical Area: North Pacific
Date: July 14, 2005

Personal Log

Thursday and Friday are traveling days for the NOAA ship RAINIER.  At 6:00 a.m. we left the Puget Sound and transit Seymour Narrows.  By evening we will transit Queen Charlotte Sound.  We expect to reach and transit Lama Passage (also known as Bella Bella) by 2030 (8:30 p.m.).

On board, the officers, junior officers, Safety Director and Engineers have been having meetings.

As a new person on board, I viewed the three videotapes that are required by OSHA for all persons on the ship.  The videotapes were entitled Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management, Are You at Risk–Asbestos Awareness, and Emergency Escape Breathing Device.  They were interesting and make the viewer more aware of the importance of knowing this information.  We must all take responsibility for our own health and safety and those among us.

That’s it for Thursday.  I hope that I have something more exciting to tell you tomorrow.

JoAnne Kronberg Teacher-at-Sea

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