FRV Clupea 0381C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0381C
Cruise period1981-03-03 — 1981-03-18
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To undertake an underwater closed-circuit television (UWCCTV) and benthic grab survey of the Birch Point explosives dumping ground.
2) To trawl for spawning herring in the Firth of Clyde area using the small GOV trawl
3) To undertake an UWCCTV and benthic grab survey of the Garroch Head sewage dumping ground
4) A sample of cod was taken for heavy metal analysis
5) Samples of sediment from selected samples stations were sent to ICI for nitroglycerine analysis

Fuel was taken onboard Campeltown on the 04/03/1981 and ''Clupea'' sailed for the Birch Point dump site where scientific work commenced on the 05/03/1981. The ship tied up in Troon on the 05/03/1981 overnight and to embark a new crew member and returned on the 06/03/1981 to disembark and exchange scientific personnel. Work recommenced on the 09/03/1981. ''Clupea'' sailed for Campbeltown were it remained till the 16/03/1981. The ship docked in Troon on the evening of the 16/03/1981 to disembark scientific staff
Chief scientistDerek Saward (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0381C cruise report clupea3_81.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde, Pladda, Kilbrannan Sound, Ballantrae Bank, Garroch Head
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 15
Description: Sediment grab with samples obtained from 10 stations.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of track lines = 4
Description: surveyed using the underwater closed circuit television