29 bookmarks. First posted by tkelliott may 2018.
For 52 straight days this winter, Shannon Hovey woke up in the company of five other men in a metal tube, 20 feet long and seven feet in diameter, tucked deep inside a ship in the Gulf of Mexico. He retrieved his breakfast from a hatch (usually eggs), read a briefing for the day, and listened for a disembodied voice to tell him when it was time to put on a rubber suit and get to work. Life in the tube was built around going through these same steps day after day after day … while trying not to think about the fact that any unintended breach in his temporary metal home would mean a fast, agonizing death.work esoteric engineering life
10 weeks ago by kmt
The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver | Saturation divers do construction and demolition work at depths up to 1,000 feet or more, and must spend weeks living in a pressurized environment. All… | https://ift.tt/2KS5CsC | via Instapaper and IFTTTIFTTT Instapaper recommended readings
12 weeks ago by habi
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