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How to read the oil spill monitor?

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1
    Hello all,

    I'm watching a live feed of the monitor that BP has set up. At the top it says "MSV SCANDI NEPTUNE" (I understand NEPTUNE is a name) and "E: 1202757.5" (fluctuates) and "D: 4985" and "Herc: 06" and "Hdg: 76.44." What does this all mean? Thanks.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
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  3. Jul 14, 2010 #2


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    Not sure about all of them, but "D" is depth, and "Hdg" is heading.
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