The Platform 16 August 2014 41
The rig has reached its new location and the crew members are in a good mood as they unload newly arrived food containers. They prepare to bore the pilot hole by assembling a drilling chisel – a sharp tooth monster that can cut through 30 metres of seabed per hour. Meanwhile, the main hose pumping a dry chemical essential for drilling bursts at just the wrong time. After a brief break for a birthday cake, the drill is finally lowered to the sea floor as observers anxiously watch via an underwater camera.
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