FRV Alba Na Mara 1418A Leg2

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1418A Leg2
Cruise period2018-09-16 — 2018-09-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

To recover VR2Tx salmon detectors between Ythan Estuary and Findon Ness by ROV. Numbers O23 to O41 and O93 to O100 (situated just off Aberdeen). And search for 2 missing moorings as time and tide allow. Last recorded positions 57° 07.751' N : -1° 54.141W and 57° 03.271': -2° 01.912'W


The vessel will depart Aberdeen (TBC) and, weather dependant, proceed to recover VR2Tx moorings in the Aberdeen Bay array. The vessel will anchor at each location to allow ROV operations to be undertaken. Using the slack tidal windows for ROV operations and the more tidal part of the cycle for locating and recovering VR2AR moorings.
Chief scientistPaul Stainer (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1418A Leg2 cruise programme 1418a.pdf  (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBetween Ythan Estuary and Findon Ness