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RV Cirolana CIR6A/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6A/96
Cruise period1996-06-10 — 1996-06-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct monitoring studies at stations established under the UK National Monitoring Programme (NMP).
2. To collect water samples for the analysis of HCHs along a transect through the Channel, as part of the continuing monitoring following the loss of MV Parentis in 1989.
3. To collect water samples from coastal and estuarine areas for analysis of organophosphorus pesticides.
4. To develop methods for assessment of the impact polar organic chemicals.
5. To collect samples of surface sediment from coastal and estuarine areas for analysis of flame retardant compounds (polybrominated diphenylethers).
6. To collect samples of water and sediment from sites around Milford Haven and south-west Wales for hydrocarbon analysis in relation to the Sea Empress oilspill, including continuous fluorescence measurements of seawater concentration 4 months after the incident.
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
ProjectNational Monitoring Program
Coordinating bodyMAFF
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6A/96 cruise report ci6a_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6A/96 cruise track — trk4220.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: salinity samples
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 48
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: Chronium and Mercury in seawater
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of stations = 14
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: total hydrocarbons in seawater
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: PAH in sediment
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: pesticide in seawater
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: PAH & HCH in seawater
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: total hydrocarbons in sediment
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: diphenyls
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: polar & volatile organics