During the R/V Mirai was at-berth at Shimizu Port from July 20 through 31, various observation tools were loaded and equipped. In particular, heavy instruments were loaded on July 30 using a crane truck.
This time, due to COVID-19 pandemic, on-board participants took PCR test prior to the cruise and all were proved as “negative.” Now everything has been set for the start.
The R/V Mirai MR20-E01 cruise is scheduled to depart on the morning of August 1, 2020. (KY)