LAUNCHING OF THE SEA TOMATO – JANUARY 2, 1987
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE
Arrival of the Sea Tomato. On the truck (front to back): Bud Keene, Mark Eichenberger (standing), a Port Official, Jon Turk, and Ned Gillette (waving).
The Sea Tomato in Punta Arenas,Chile, January 1987.
Ned Gillette (right) and Jon Turk (left) inspect the Sea Tomato before the launch
Ready to be air-lifted
Lowering the Sea Tomato. Mark Eichenberger is holding the rope as Jon Turk looks on.
The crew celebrates the launching of the Sea Tomato in January 1987. Ned Gillette (standing in front), Mark Eichenberger (standing with champagne bottle), Bud Keene (in red jacket), and Jon Turk.
Celebrating. Left to right: Jon Turk (in front), Ned Gillette, Mark Eichenberger, and Bud Keene (in red).
Bud Keene (left) and Mark Eichenberger (right) toast to a successful trip ahead.
Talking shop with Captain Peter Messman of the Maersk Master (left). Ned Gillette (center), and Mark Eichenberger (right). Punta Arenas, Chile, January 2, 1987