FRV Alba Na Mara 0515A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0515A
Cruise period2015-04-18 — 2015-04-25
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To deploy a series of moorings comprising either dhan buoys (maximum of ten surface) or acoustic release systems (minimum of 20 subsurface) and recording devices (30 CPOD and ten SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme.


Loading of all equipment will be carried out on 17 April then Alba na Mara will sail from Fraserburgh on the morning of 18 April and make for the first mooring position. The ultimate order in which the moorings are deployed will be dictated by the current weather forecast and the likely shelter that can be provided by the east coast. Accurate position records will be kept detailing where the moorings are eventually placed as this may differ from the planned position. Once all the moorings have been deployed Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh by 25 April to unload any remaining gear and disembark the scientific crew.
Chief scientistMichael R Robertson (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0515A cruise programme 0515a.pdf  (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0515A cruise track — 0515atrk.pdf (0.06 MB)