Now and then the river's surface would be suddenly broken ahead of them by a huge crocodile, startled by the splashing of the oars, or, snorting and blowing, a family of hippos would dive from a sandy bar to the cool, safe depths
of the bottom.
Some owners do not agree to maintain safe depth
levels, he added.
I was so terrified I carried on pumping away even when I was well within safe depth
. Lying on the sand, I coughed up salt water and realised I had been incredibly stupid.
As the pipes are deposited at a consistent, safe depth
below the surface of the ground, the system also ensures that cables and pipes are kept safe from any low-level surface activity.
You can't afford to think, you just have to do what you have to do first, follow the procedure, and once you get to the safe depth
, then you can think of emotion -- and that was at zero meters.
A safe depth
for vessel use has yet to be established, but once it is, a lake-depth indicator will be installed to help the captain, the plan said.
Why have the cables not been buried at a safe depth
, in the same way that vulnerable oil and gas pipelines are often protected when they approach high-risk areas such as anchorages?
The decay heat problem described has still to be addressed but the principal problem changes to the need to drive the submarine (which is probably negatively buoyant) to a safe depth
without its primary heat and therefore power source.
Nobilo claims the inspiration for the name Five Fathoms (nine metres) is the safe depth
for shipping around the dramatic coast of New Zealand.
In the significant number of villages where the BAMWSP data do not unambiguously identify a safe depth
, exploratory drilling will be needed (Gelman et al.
If necessary, use an underground surge tank, so you have a safe depth
in the fountain, while running enough water through the system.
To this point, no one knows what a safe depth
for diving is.