Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/68
Cruise period1968-08-22 — 1968-09-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
Objectives1) To carry out full scale trawling trials using a number of prototype instruments, those made in deep water using a mid-water trawl, and those with a bottom trawl fished in 60-70 fathoms of water

The ship docked in Lerwick from the 31/08/1968 till the 01/09/1968 to take onboard water and scientific equipment. ''Explorer'' returned to Lerwick on the 04/09/1968 till the 05/09/1968 for personnel changes
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/68 cruise report explorer7_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificN of Flugga, Balta Sound
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: prototype instruments included: net telemeter and warp telemeter
Gear researchDescription: trawling trials with prototype instruments with a mid-water and a bottom trawl