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MV Bon Accord Irish Sea Survey,S34

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Bon Accord (74IE)
Cruise identifierIrish Sea Survey,S34
Cruise period1979-06-12 — 1979-06-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWorkington, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe cruise was an initial sedimentological reconnaissance of muddy areas in the NE Irish Sea. The project ultimately aims to establish the fate of fine sediment and the interaction of fine sediments with radionuclides as part of the study of low-level radioactive waste disposal from Windscale.
Chief scientistRobert Kirby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportMV Bon Accord Irish Sea Survey,S34 cruise report bon_accord_jun79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsMV Bon Accord Irish Sea Survey,S34 cruise track — trk2438.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 15
Bottom photography
Long/short range side scan sonar
Single channel seismic reflection