Cruise inventory

RV Celtic Voyager CV15024

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV15024
Cruise period2015-11-23 — 2015-12-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDun Laoghaire, Ireland
Port of returnDun Laoghaire, Ireland
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesThe Wing-Anchor project is a collaborative trans-Atlantic academic research project, involving partners in Ireland, the United States and the UK. The focus of the project is to develop a novel anchoring system that optimises the use of potential anchor energy to mobilise maximum pull-out capacity with the use of the minimum marine spread, thereby ensuring the most efficient anchor geometry.

The proposed anchor trials are to be conducted in a relatively sheltered area in the Firth of Clyde where past surveys have been performed in an identified area of soft ground. The already well-characterized seabed sediment (Cone Penetration tests and lab tesing has been performed) in the proposed testing site is largely composed of soft mud (approximately 80% silt and clay) that will provide an excellent comparison to the physical model tests undertaken at our partner institutions.
Chief scientistKenneth Gavin (University College Dublin School of Civil Engineering)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde