The D/V Joides Resolution docked in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, on 9 August 1997, ending Leg 174B. On the following morning, the Leg 175 crew arrived and began crossover activities. On 12 August we were under way to our first site with a crew of 111. On 2 September we spent nine hours in Lobito, Angola, to pick up the Angolan observer, David Pato. While in port, the vessel was visited by Angolan government officials, students, and the local press. Drilling operations were completed by 7 October. After a one-day transit, the D/V JOIDES Resolution arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8 October, ending Leg 175 operations. The participants of Leg 175 cored and analyzed a record-setting 8003.23 m of core from 13 sites (40 holes).


Logistic activities began as soon as the D/V JOIDES Resolution cleared Spanish Customs in Las Palmas. Most of the science and drilling supplies had been loaded during the previous port call in New York City, thus reducing the amount of work necessary to get the ship ready.

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