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Lowering the bit nearly 3 miles beneath the surface of the ocean and into a 12-foot-diameter reentry cone on the seafloor is amazing under the best of circumstances. Add waves, wind, currents (surface and deep sea), and sediment completely covering the reentry cone on the seafloor and it becomes quite a challenge. Here, John Mackintosh (right; Transocean Electrical Supervisor; UK) observes the subsea camera and sonar images to position the bit right over the drill hole while (next to him from right to left) Tim McCown (Transocean Offshore Installation Manager; USA), Brian Jonasson (ODP Operations Manager), and Jean-Claude Sibuet (Co-chief Scientist; France) look on.

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