In addition to routine logistics and crew change, port call activities in Punta Arenas included drill-pipe inspections, the removal and examination of the lower starboard guide horn, bunkering from tanker trucks, and a general ship power-down to install and connect a motor generator set. Also, the combined technical crews attended a radiation safety lecture. Port call activities were concluded at 0800 hr on 12 February.

Logging tools, acetone, and part of the ODP beacon battery shipment did not make it to the ship before departure. It was necessary, therefore, to purchase acetone locally. The logging tools and acetone shipments were later delivered to our agent in Punta Arenas and put aboard the Gould. They were taken to Palmer Station, picked up by the Polar Duke, and delivered to us while on location in Palmer Deep.

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