Ocean Research Project

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6. Fire, financial problems and a fierce Arctic storm. Captain Matt Rutherford faces the double threats of fire on board and a hungry and mutinous crew. Still unable to get their hands on the $5,000 dollars of funding the expedition’s owed, Matt and the team are forced to tighten their belts and live on plain rice and pasta. Meanwhile, a deep level sonar system catches fire and a fierce storm drags their vessel out to sea and tangles their probe line with the anchor chain. For several hours, it’s touch and go in the Arctic Ocean as catabolic winds hammer the Ault and leave the crew exhausted. This is pioneering stuff.