Couple interesting things to report! First, we crossed the 180th meridian which is conventionally known as the International Date Line. It's definitely a milestone if you are a Cutterman and is known as the Realm of the Golden Dragon. We are gearing up for the ceremonial rituals that accompany such an occasion. We've also been hosting a "Damage Control" college on board for all our new shipmates. And, on Thursday, the Engineer Officer (LCDR Laura King) was promoted to the rank of Commander. Our mission is going well and is on schedule.