Just so excited today to get on board the German Research Vessel The SONNE which had docked in Auckland after joint exploration with NZ GNS of the Kermadec Arc . Just amazing to see this state of the art research ship and meet some crew.
The equipment is fascinating especially the on-board submersible that can be lowered to 6000feet. Very useful considering that the Kermadec trench is 10 kilometres deep. This was a great opportunity. I considered stowing away.