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Figure F5. Cartoon describing Kuroshio Current drifting protocol for the Chikyu, Site C0010. The Chikyu starts in the low-current area (LCA), begins (A) lowering the drill string, then (B) begins attaching the anti-VIV ropes, enters the current, and then (C) lowers the final section of the drill string before reentering the site (yellow star). Once operations are finished, the Chikyu moves out of the current and then back upstream to the LCA to continue operations.

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