The vessel was offset 10 m to the east, and Hole 1076B was spudded at 1908 hr on 27 August. The seafloor depth was established at 1413.6 mbrf by DPM. After seven APC cores (0-60.9 mbsf), the hole was abandoned because no core was recovered in Cores 1076B-5H, 6H, and 7H. It was assumed that the bit had reentered the previous hole in the section after recovering Core 4H. The drill string was pulled out of the hole and cleared the seafloor at 2250 hr on 27 August, ending Hole 1076B.
The vessel was offset 20 m to the east, and Hole 1076C was spudded at 2325 hr on 27 August. APC Cores 1076C-1H through 22H were taken from 0 to 203.1 mbsf, with 203.1 m cored and 216.8 m recovered (106.8% recovery). Cores were oriented starting with 4H. The drill string was pulled out of the hole with the bit clearing the seafloor at 1155 hr on 28 August.
The vessel was offset another 20 m to the east where the fourth and final hole of the site was spudded with the APC at 1230 hr on 28 August. The seafloor depth was established at 1412.5 mbrf by DPM. APC Cores 1076D-1H through 12H were taken from 0 to 113.5 mbsf, with 113.5 m recovered (104.3%). The hole was aborted before the initial depth objective because of time constraints. The bit cleared the seafloor at 2030 hr on 28 August. While the drill string was being secured, the beacon was released and recovered at 2100 hr on 29 August, ending operations at Site 1076.
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