Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 10/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier10/79
Cruise period1979-10-06 — 1979-10-26
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To investigate the operation of the GOV trawl
2) To determine the engineering performance of a 600 hp semi-pelagic trawl
3) To make detailed measurements of the performance of Suberkrub otterboards when used with a semi-pelagic trawl on the bottom and in mid-water
4) To assess the fishing performance of the net for demersal round fish species and to check the handling performance of the gear during normal fishing operations

A Corrigall was disembarked at Sullom Voe and R Ferro joined the ship sailing again on the 09/10/1979. It returned on the 10/10/1979 for a crew member in need of medical attention. A half-landing took place in Lerwick where a new crew member joined and ''Explorer'' sailed on the 19/10/1979. Objective 3 was not completed as there was insufficient time
Chief scientistRichard S T Ferro (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 10/79 cruise report explorer10_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland, Scalloway Deeps, Fair Isle, Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Description: 4 completed with the GOV trawl using 3 different wire systems. 13 hauls with comprehensive instrumentation (600 hp semi-pelagic trawl)