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Offline MarekCyzio

OCSILY yesterday evening.

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ULA shooting fireworks over OCSILY

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1462 on: 09/12/2016 04:55 PM »
E/V Nautilus arrived at San Pedro. Altasea folks are hosting them

http://nautiluslive.org/live/quad

Hi Dragons  ;D
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1463 on: 09/12/2016 05:25 PM »
The fact there are workers on JRTI is encouraging...  8)

RTF sooner then later??...  ???

Nice find Ohsin...  ;)  :)
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1464 on: 09/13/2016 12:24 AM »
The fact there are workers on JRTI is encouraging...  8)

Workers.. or dock-minders?  I do find it curious that the forward thruster is down.  Perhaps they were running them for a bit as part of their maintenance regime.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Barge today (9/24)

Offline southshore26

I got notifications that the Go twins bugged out of port this morning but didn't see anything on EIII... I would assume the ASDS is going to sea as the port has been evacuated?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1467 on: 10/05/2016 06:04 PM »
I got notifications that the Go twins bugged out of port this morning but didn't see anything on EIII... I would assume the ASDS is going to sea as the port has been evacuated?

They may decide to ride it out in port, which might be safer than towing the ASDS out and risking losing her if a tow cable parted in heavy seas.

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I got notifications that the Go twins bugged out of port this morning but didn't see anything on EIII... I would assume the ASDS is going to sea as the port has been evacuated?

They may decide to ride it out in port, which might be safer than towing the ASDS out and risking losing her if a tow cable parted in heavy seas.

It would be interesting to find out... the tone of the press release from the port seemed to indicate that approval to stay in port would be few and far between.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1469 on: 10/05/2016 06:19 PM »
I got notifications that the Go twins bugged out of port this morning but didn't see anything on EIII... I would assume the ASDS is going to sea as the port has been evacuated?

They may decide to ride it out in port, which might be safer than towing the ASDS out and risking losing her if a tow cable parted in heavy seas.

It would be interesting to find out... the tone of the press release from the port seemed to indicate that approval to stay in port would be few and far between.

AIUI, the "evacuation" applies only to land-side operations. The harbor will also close to inbound traffic, but the press release doesn't actually say that vessels now berthed there will be required to leave.

http://www.floridatrend.com/article/20807/port-canaveral-evacuation-ordered-in-wake-of-hurricane-matthew
« Last Edit: 10/05/2016 06:20 PM by Kabloona »

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Just answered my own question... a certain unnamed webcam is showing that both EIII and OCISLY are still tied up in their normal berths.

Its's only OCISLY, EIII and 3 other tugs left in the port... everything else has cleared out.

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I got notifications that the Go twins bugged out of port this morning but didn't see anything on EIII... I would assume the ASDS is going to sea as the port has been evacuated?

They may decide to ride it out in port, which might be safer than towing the ASDS out and risking losing her if a tow cable parted in heavy seas.

It would be interesting to find out... the tone of the press release from the port seemed to indicate that approval to stay in port would be few and far between.

AIUI, the "evacuation" applies only to land-side operations. The harbor will also close to inbound traffic, but the press release doesn't actually say that vessels now berthed there will be required to leave.

http://www.floridatrend.com/article/20807/port-canaveral-evacuation-ordered-in-wake-of-hurricane-matthew

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-space-coast-matthew-20161004-story.html

Here was the article I saw... With the anticipated surge (6 plus feet) they want as few vessels in the port as possible. It's my understanding that you had to request permission to remain.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1472 on: 10/05/2016 06:33 PM »
Seems to me they would already be gone if they were planning to leave. Port will be closed to traffic this afternoon.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1473 on: 10/05/2016 08:06 PM »
Actually an unnamed source  ::)  is panning back and forth right now and shows Elsbeth III has company...   :o
Elsbeth II is there with her... how Kewl is that...  8)

On edit... visual source as to other tug ID...
http://www.smithmaritime.us/vessel-elsbeth2.php
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1474 on: 10/06/2016 07:24 PM »
As of 3:12 pm local time Port Canaveral...
Various internet sources show that Elsbeth II and Elsbeth III have recently moved over to keep OCISLY company...
Not sure what their plan his here... but it's too late to run from the hurricane inbound I think...

On Edit...
The weather forecast(see below) looks like they are in for a rough ride...  :P

Best wishes for the boats and crews...  :-\

« Last Edit: 10/06/2016 07:32 PM by John Alan »

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1475 on: 10/06/2016 08:23 PM »
SpaceX ship, Victory casino will ride out Matthew at port
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The SpaceX drone ship, a casino cruise boat and a Coast Guard cutter are among the ships that will ride out Hurricane Matthew at Port Canaveral.

The only people at the port will be tugboat operators risking their lives to prevent catastrophe if something breaks loose, and a security team in a bunker, according to port CEO John Murray.

“There are a couple of tug boats, one fuel barge that can’t leave. The SpaceX droneship is moored alongside with a tugboat standing by in case it needs to be protected,” Murray said.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-matthew-port-20161005-story.html

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #1476 on: 10/07/2016 01:10 AM »
Seems like E2 and E3 are on emergency standby for the port.

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The unnamed webcam is still active... and it's a bit crazy there... they appear to have lost the webcam feed while I was typing this... OCISLY was there as I could see her deck lights that were lit last night... didn't appear to have moved. Storm surge didn't appear to have been more than a couple of feet. Restaurant lost it's blue cloth roof and the wind was WICKED.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2016 11:41 AM by southshore26 »

Offline MarekCyzio

Port Canaveral had a brief landfall of Matthew - eyewall hit it. Severe damage reported. Roofs flying. Not sure what happened to OCSILY, as soon as wind calms down I will go there to see what's going on.

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Port Canaveral had a brief landfall of Matthew - eyewall hit it. Severe damage reported. Roofs flying. Not sure what happened to OCSILY, as soon as wind calms down I will go there to see what's going on.

Glad you're ok.... appears the east coast dodged a bullet last night with it staying just off shore.

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