Cruise inventory

FV Challenge 'A'

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise period1983-10-18 — 1983-10-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWainfleet, United Kingdom
Port of returnWainfleet, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To repeat the young Flatfish Survey following the oil spillage in the Humber Estuary on 29 September
2. To collect sediment samples for hydrocarbon residues (for AEP2).
Chief scientistTerry Watson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A'  cruise report challenge_oct83.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMablethorpe, Clee Ness Sand, Haile Sand Flat and Rosse Spit
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsDescription: Sampling took place in the Humber Estuary using a 2 metre beam trawl and a mini-grab. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: Sampling took place in the Humber Estuary using a 2 metre beam trawl and a mini-grab. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: A number of stations at Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe were sampled.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Sampling took place in the Humber Estuary using a 2 metre beam trawl and a mini-grab. No. of samples not noted.