OCEANUS ADVENTURE #36

A Fictional Series by J Quisumbing

Chapter 13 continued

“The strongest part of the storm should hit us in half an hour or so,” said Jona reading from a tablet.

The admiral was staring out the window. “Congratulation, Jona. That lagoon looks almost smooth, even with 40 foot waves crashing into our rim. The stabalizers are working great.”

“Yes, they are and our wave generators are producing enough electricity to power Guam 3 times over. Of course, I exaggerate just a bit.”

The admiral smiled and said, “Yeah… just by a little bit.”

Then the admiral’s radio chirped. “Admiral here, go…”

‘Chief O’hare here, admiral. US Navy boat approaching, sir. Their signal had been authenticated. It is our security personnel.’

“Very well, Chief. Get them all stowed away. The director and I will greet them later today.”

‘Aye, sir’

“I still think having any military presence here might send the wrong message,” Jona said.

“As long as the message says, Do not mess with this facility.” After a pause, the admiral said, “Don’t worry, Jona. Except for the Chief, they will all be in their civvies.”

“What about weapons?”

“They’ll only be carrying small arms with non-lethal rubber bullets, discretely hidden, of course. The others in weapon lockers in both security offices. They will blend with the crew so well, they will not be too noticed.”

“Well, I’m still not happy but with these sabotages, I can live with it. Now, how about defence?”

“Chief O’hare and his crew will start to install the eight LRADs after this squall passes us by.”

“How do they work again?”

“LRAD… that is Long Range Acoustic Device… a round dish about 3 feet in diameter designed to emit an ultra-high frequency blast sufficient enough to incapacitate people without killing them. The Navy and some cargo ships used them successfully to drive away pirates. All supervisors will be instructed on how to manually use them.”

Then Jona’s tablet chimed. He read the incoming message. “Well, admiral, our little squall had been upgraded to a class 2 typhoon.”

“We better batten all the hatches and I think we should tighten security to our most sensitive areas just in case our friendly neighborhood sabateur want to play.”

To be continued…

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Note from the author:
Oceanus Adventure is a fun effort on my part to enter the wonderful world of creative writing. It’s a story of a group of people who launched themselves into the Pacific Ocean on an artificial island to solve the Great Pacific garbage patch. My hopes is that this will end up into a TV series.

Comments and idea suggestions will be most welcomed. I hope you enjoy.

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