FRV Explorer Additional Cruise
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Explorer (74EX)|
|Cruise identifier||Additional Cruise|
|Cruise period||1983-04-14 — 1983-04-19|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To undertake an underwater closed circuit television survey of the Guillam Bank dump site and surrounding area.
2. To recover samples of dumped electrodes using an Agassiz trawl.
3. To assess whether dumped electrode material will interfere with Nephrops trawling operations. Abandoned due to the Jackson prawn trawl being unsuitable for use on 'Explorer'.
4. To log the position of the dumping vessel "Kindeaoe" during actual dumping operations.
The main engine developed a fault and it was necessary to anchor off Cruden Bay to undertake essential repairs, ''Explorer'' set sail again on the 15/04/1983. Objective 3 was abandoned because the Jackson prawn trawl was unsuitable for use on ''Explorer''
|Chief scientist||Derek Saward (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.16 MB)|
|Specific||Moray Firth, Guillam Bank site|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 29|
Description: Agassiz trawls. A further 2 hauls were made with the Jackson prawn trawl, mixed benthic fauna and sprats were caught
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of track lines = 22|
Description: Underwater closed circuit TV - coverage of the dump site area