Vela BCK368

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameVela
Cruise identifierBCK368
Cruise period2004-07-01 — 2004-07-10
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess whether large diameter (45inch) bundled pipelines can be overtrawled safely, by measuring the engineering performance of single and twin trawl gears during passes over the pipeline.
2. To correlate the full-scale measurements with previously obtained model data.
FRS staff objectives are to advise on the operation of the trawl gear and on the collection and recording of the data.
Chief scientistRichard S T Ferro (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportVela BCK368 cruise report velabck368_04.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Specificoff Peterhead; Beryl field
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of measurements = 8
Description: In Beryl Field scheduled runs were completed.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Test hauls were made 10 nm east of Peterhead.