June 14th, 2010
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At 1830 we were greeted by two dolphins in the channel between Santo Stefano and Ventotene – what a welcome to the place we have working since 2008. The Fortaleza was berthed in her usual place and the ISIS taken across to the a berth on a pontoon kindly loaned to us by Modesto. In the evening we met up with Rob and Sophie from Windfall Films. They are here as part of a team that will be producing a documentary about the shipwrecks that AURORA discovered off Ventotene. We are still uncertain as to whether we can work tomorrow because the wind is threatening to blow from the south east.
The crew earned a well-deserved rest and on Sunday visited Sorrento. This morning everything was prepared for the short crossing to Ventotene. We paid a quick visit into town to purchase some hardware pieces that will be used for the forthcoming operations. Back on the Fortaleza, we took delivery (just three days late!!) of new parts for our remote operated vehicle. This late delivery postponed our departure by 24 hours and we are currently planning how to catch up on this lost time.
Our trip will take approximately 6 hours and will take us through the straits of Ischia and then onto Ventotene. Once there we will moor in our usual spot inside the commercial harbour. The weather is not looking good for tomorrow’s operations so we may be dealing with further delays.