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one unfortunate reading = 4 hours missing


01:00 Friday, Nightwatch: We got this kink in the wire when the CTD touched the bottom with several meters of wire loose... the echosounder reported bottom depths that were ~150m deeper than we were actually in, and the CTD altimeter alarm went off too late for the CTD Watch guy to tell the winch operator to stop in time... so now we have at least 4 hours of downtime while the SSSGs work to cut the wire and re-terminate it above the kink. So we're skipping the last CTD station in the line (which didn't require water samples to be taken, anyway) and are heading down to the next line, which is ~4.5 hours of away to minimize our losses.