Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 2B/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2B/74
Cruise period1974-03-22 — 1974-03-27
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To test the engineering performance of prototype otterboards incorporating spinning rotors (Charlie boards).
2) To determine the variation in net depth that can be achieved through the use of these boards, with two nets of different drag

The ship was delayed at Greenock till 22/03/1974 due to gyro-compass failure
Chief scientistS T Ronald de Silva (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2B/74 cruise report explorer2b_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificN of Rona Island
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: The small mesh gadoid net and the larger meshed MK2C were used with standard rigging and the ''Charlie'' boards. The trials were restricetd to light hauls.