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Expedition result
The expedition plans for FY2012 included drilling from 860 to 3600 m below the seafloor at IODP Site C0002, located 80 km off the Kii Peninsula. After drilling reached 2000 m below the seafloor, sudden changes in sea and weather conditions resulted in damage to vital drilling equipment. This necessitated in switching to contingency drilling plans, and drilling scheduled for FY2014 at other NanTroSEIZE locations was conducted, including collection of core samples and logging-while-drilling (LWD).