It's probably one of the oddest
jobs I've ever done, a combination of where it happened and
what I was doing. It was always a help if it was a little
windy I felt as if it was flat calm, you were aware of being
in a vast landscape and rather more exposed than was entirely
The rope that the divers had
placed had a net tied onto it, the guy/s at the other end of
the rope would pull the net through the hole until they saw
the end of it. At this point it would be hanging like a curtain
underneath and against the ice, you'd pull it taught and then
let go at both ends so it would fall slowly to the sea-bed.
It was better for the ice blocks from the hole to be taken out
of the hole as in this case, so that the rope and/or net didn't
get tangled up with them.
Paul Ward -
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