Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 10/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier10/70
Cruise period1970-11-30 — 1970-12-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To conduct a mid-water trawling survey for blue whiting in the area between Faroes and east Iceland
2) An echo-survey was carried out to locate the most intense blue whiting traces
3) Radio-telephone contact was made twice a day with RV ''G.O.Sars'' to exchange information with the progress made
4) The Simrad scientific sounder was used throughout the cruise
5) The surface thermograph was run continuously during the cruise
6) Samples of otoliths and stomachs were collected for further analysis

A call was made at Klaksvik from the 02/12/1970 till the 03/12/1970 to meet ''G.O Sars'' for discussion about collaboration during the cruise. The ship was forced to heave on the 04/12/1970 by the weather till the 07/12/1970. ''Explorer'' returned to Klalsvivk for repairs on the 09/12/1970 sailing again on the 11/12/1970. A brief call was made at Toshavn to compare echo-sounder records with ''G.O.Sars'', it returned again on the 18/12/1970 to collect mail and was delayed by high winds till the 19/12/1970.
Chief scientistRoger S Bailey (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 10/70 cruise report explorer10_70.pdf — access key 'C' (1.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFaroe Plateau, Faroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Explorer 10/70 cruise track — explorer10_70track.pdf (00 MB)