Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1408S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1408S
Cruise period2008-11-07 — 2008-11-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated Western Division Demersal Trawling Survey.

2. To obtain temperature and salinity data at each trawling position.

3. To collect additional biological data in accordance with the EU Data Directive 1639/2001.

4. To identify and record all invertebrate species caught.

5. To undertake hydrodynamic performance trials of the new underwater video multiplexer

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1000hrs on 7 November and proceeded northwards toward the survey area. Whilst en-route, the opportunity was taken to deploy and check the operation of the trawl gear; in particular to measure the gear dimensions under strain.

Fishing commenced the next day at 0630hrs at the station in rectangle 47E6. The medium term weather forecast was reasonable for this time of year and we took advantage of this to progress westward and southwards for the next eight days. The weather did not actually turn out to be as favourable as forecast, but fortunately not poor enough to bring trawling operations to a complete halt, allowing us to survey all the exposed stations to the west of the Hebrides.

On the morning of Sunday 16 Scotia was located to the west of Ireland on the shelf edge at position 58° 44min north 11° 14min west. At 0700hrs on this morning, we were deploying the first trawl of the day when a member of the deck crew sustained a head injury as an indirect result of a winch malfunction. After the casualty had received appropriate first aid, he was then examined by Scotia's Captain and the decision was taken that the casualty should be put ashore for further medical treatment and evaluation. Scotia made best possible speed on a course for Galway bay to rendezvous with a lifeboat from the Irish Lifeboat Service. Scotia rendezvoused with the lifeboat at 1300hrs, where the casualty was transferred and taken ashore by the Irish Coastguard. At this time, advice was received from MVM and FRS and as a result, Scotia made passage to Belfast so that an engineer from 'Scantrol' could be expedited to the ship from Norway.

Scotia docked alongside Belfast at 1600hrs on Monday 17.

Due to these unforeseen circumstances, the cruise half landing was altered and took place on Tuesday 18 to allow the 'Scantrol' engineer to continue his investigations.

Scotia sailed from Belfast at 0800hrs, with the 'Scantrol' engineer aboard to further scrutinize the winch systems whilst they were in operation and under strain. This was undertaken whilst surveying stations in the Clyde area. After successfully identifying a fault in the winch systems and resolving this to a level acceptable to enable continued operation, the 'Scantrol' engineer was transferred by small boat at Greenock.

Stations to the west and north of Ireland were successfully covered over the next 3 days, until storm force 10 and violent storm force 11 winds forced Scotia to spend the whole of Sunday 23 dodging head to wind at the Stanton banks.

Scotia resumed work the following morning and continued with little weather related difficulties up through the South and North Minch's, ending the survey along the north coast of Scotland.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1408S cruise report 1408s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOff the West coast of Scotland and North coast of Ireland.
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1408S cruise track — 1408strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
71  CTD/STD cast
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9227122008-11-08 06:29 59° 16' 4" N  3° 28' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922712
9227242008-11-08 10:52 58° 52' 32" N  3° 45' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922724
9227362008-11-08 13:42 59° 4' 3" N  4° 11' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922736
9227482008-11-08 15:49 58° 51' 29" N  4° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922748
9227612008-11-08 18:31 58° 42' 55" N  5° 10' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922761
9227732008-11-09 06:37 59° 15' 52" N  4° 51' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922773
9227852008-11-09 11:20 59° 44' 19" N  4° 33' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922785
9227972008-11-09 16:50 59° 39' 20" N  5° 8' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922797
9228042008-11-09 20:46 59° 25' 45" N  5° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922804
9228162008-11-10 07:45 59° 2' 31" N  5° 58' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922816
9228282008-11-10 11:58 58° 45' 22" N  5° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922828
9228412008-11-10 15:28 58° 31' 19" N  5° 34' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922841
9228532008-11-10 18:43 58° 32' 28" N  6° 3' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922853
9228652008-11-10 21:36 58° 49' 11" N  6° 12' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922865
9228772008-11-11 07:36 59° 15' 13" N  6° 23' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922877
9228892008-11-11 10:26 59° 14' 21" N  6° 43' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922889
9228902008-11-11 14:09 58° 49' 11" N  6° 50' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922890
9229082008-11-11 17:04 58° 40' 46" N  7° 11' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922908
9229212008-11-11 21:12 58° 16' 25" N  7° 23' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922921
9229332008-11-12 06:35 58° 25' 14" N  7° 51' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922933
9229452008-11-12 11:39 58° 30' 19" N  8° 7' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922945
9229572008-11-12 14:35 58° 14' 45" N  8° 27' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922957
9229692008-11-12 17:31 57° 56' 43" N  8° 43' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922969
9229702008-11-13 05:34 58° 18' 49" N  9° 5' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922970
9229822008-11-13 09:46 58° 1' 16" N  9° 3' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922982
9229942008-11-13 15:07 57° 38' 56" N  8° 47' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 922994
9230082008-11-13 18:12 57° 39' 11" N  9° 5' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923008
9230212008-11-13 21:46 57° 49' 28" N  9° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923021
9230332008-11-14 06:40 57° 18' 40" N  9° 6' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923033
9230452008-11-14 11:22 57° 16' 27" N  8° 29' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923045
9230572008-11-14 16:35 57° 0' 31" N  8° 43' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923057
9230692008-11-14 20:01 56° 44' 8" N  8° 59' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923069
9230702008-11-15 06:33 56° 13' 58" N  9° 4' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923070
9230822008-11-15 10:53 55° 46' 56" N  9° 0' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923082
9230942008-11-15 14:16 55° 24' 57" N  9° 16' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923094
9231012008-11-15 19:01 55° 5' 3" N  9° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923101
9231132008-11-15 22:26 54° 45' 20" N  9° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923113
9231252008-11-16 06:40 53° 44' 4" N  11° 14' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923125
9231372008-11-19 13:13 55° 16' 59" N  5° 10' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923137
9231492008-11-19 15:33 55° 27' 7" N  4° 48' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923149
9231502008-11-19 19:22 55° 42' 30" N  5° 6' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923150
9231622008-11-20 08:02 55° 21' 34" N  6° 44' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923162
9231742008-11-20 11:48 55° 31' 20" N  7° 3' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923174
9231862008-11-20 18:52 55° 20' 2" N  8° 28' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923186
9231982008-11-20 22:57 55° 39' 16" N  8° 55' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923198
9232052008-11-21 06:37 54° 34' 55" N  8° 59' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923205
9232172008-11-21 09:46 54° 27' 31" N  8° 53' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923217
9232292008-11-21 13:22 54° 28' 42" N  9° 29' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923229
9232302008-11-21 15:20 54° 32' 30" N  9° 38' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923230
9232422008-11-21 18:38 54° 35' 28" N  10° 17' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923242
9232542008-11-21 21:08 54° 17' 34" N  10° 19' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923254
9232662008-11-22 06:33 53° 43' 54" N  11° 13' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923266
9232782008-11-22 10:20 53° 42' 32" N  10° 51' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923278
9232912008-11-22 14:22 54° 11' 4" N  10° 40' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923291
9233092008-11-24 06:41 56° 36' 3" N  8° 33' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923309
9233102008-11-24 10:45 56° 19' 47" N  8° 24' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923310
9233222008-11-24 14:07 56° 2' 31" N  8° 0' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923322
9233342008-11-24 17:36 55° 59' 12" N  7° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923334
9233462008-11-24 20:41 55° 54' 52" N  6° 40' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923346
9233582008-11-25 06:07 56° 22' 27" N  6° 48' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923358
9233712008-11-25 11:23 56° 29' 19" N  7° 29' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923371
9233832008-11-25 13:20 56° 38' 53" N  7° 19' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923383
9233952008-11-25 15:37 56° 45' 10" N  6° 56' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923395
9234022008-11-25 18:46 57° 8' 59" N  6° 59' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923402
9234142008-11-26 06:03 57° 43' 13" N  5° 57' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923414
9234262008-11-26 09:35 57° 59' 4" N  6° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923426
9234382008-11-26 12:21 58° 0' 38" N  5° 47' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923438
9234512008-11-26 15:01 58° 5' 49" N  6° 7' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923451
9234632008-11-26 17:29 58° 13' 50" N  5° 58' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923463
9234752008-11-26 20:17 58° 24' 12" N  5° 44' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923475
9234872008-11-27 08:35 58° 40' 6" N  4° 11' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 923487