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moon pool

[′mün ‚pül]
(petroleum engineering)
In offshore drilling, an opening in the ship hull that provides access for the well drilling and completion machinery.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Amundsen also has indoor access to the Arctic Ocean through a kind of trapdoor in the base of the ship called the "Moon Pool." Not far from my berth, whenever the Moon Pool is open, I can smell the sea.
The contract includes delivery of an automated module handling system featuring a handling tower, moon pool hatches, cursors, skidding arrangement and control systems.
However, in the context of a growing interest in the larger context and history of modern science fiction, this is a timely and rewarding reprint of Merritt's best known novel, The Moon Pool (1919).
Climb the steps making for the Business School and find Bettina Furnee's Moon Pool secretly hidden away to the left.
The new polar vessel will have a helipad, a moon pool that gives scientists direct access to the sea through the ship's hull, flying robots and steel that can break through a metre of ice and withstand temperatures of -40degC.
The Smart Reel includes intrinsically safe components and generates its own power, eliminating the need to run power to the moon pool.
There was, for example, lots of earnest, blah blah babble about "hydrothermal vent fields" (I think), "dive communication protocol", "engines of existence" - and many frantically-delivered lines like: "There's no way for him to manoeuvre into the moon pool!" All this was mixed together with some (other) embarrassingly over-the- top dialogue, such as "What we find down there could be a game-changer for the whole world!" One member of the crew, young Maddy (Antonia Thomas) didn't make it through to the end of the opener - apparently bumped off by sinister Admiralty man Raymond Hopkins (Tobias Menzies).