FRV Explorer 12/83 (1)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier12/83 (1)
Cruise period1983-12-05 — 1983-12-14
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in water and sediments around selected North Sea oil installations and the Forth Forties line.
2. To trawl for commercial fish species AHH analysis and taste panel assessment.

Persisting adverse weather made ''Explorer'' seek shelter on passage to Fetlar. Due to adverse weather conditions, the full sampling prograame was not completed
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 12/83 (1) cruise report explorer12_83.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Bell Rock, Forth Estuary, Beryl, Thistle/Muchison area, Brent, Ninian, Fair Isle, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 12/83 (1) cruise track — explorer12_83track.pdf (0.04 MB)  FRV Explorer 12/83 (1) cruise track — trk2991.html
Petroleum residuesQuantity: 35
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 35
Description: hydrocarbon concentration