RV Celtic Voyager CV15024

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV15024
Cruise period2015-11-23 — 2015-12-05
Port of departureDun Laoghaire, Ireland
Port of returnDun Laoghaire, Ireland
ObjectivesThe Wing-Anchor project is a collaborative trans-Atlantic academic research project, involving partners in Ireland, the United States and the UK. The focus of the project is to develop a novel anchoring system that optimises the use of potential anchor energy to mobilise maximum pull-out capacity with the use of the minimum marine spread, thereby ensuring the most efficient anchor geometry.

The proposed anchor trials are to be conducted in a relatively sheltered area in the Firth of Clyde where past surveys have been performed in an identified area of soft ground. The already well-characterized seabed sediment (Cone Penetration tests and lab tesing has been performed) in the proposed testing site is largely composed of soft mud (approximately 80% silt and clay) that will provide an excellent comparison to the physical model tests undertaken at our partner institutions.
Chief scientistKenneth Gavin (University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV15024 NPRC celticvoyager_cv15024.pdf (0.39 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde