Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/72
Cruise period1972-08-19 — 1972-09-07
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To compare the engineering performance of 2 pelagic trawls, with particular reference to net geometry and otterboard orientation
2) To study the relationship between ship and net tracks when the gear is being manoeuvred
3) To tow various gears over a hydrophone range laid by FRV ''Clupea'' in the Moray Firth

''Explorer'' returned to Aberdeen from the 24/08/1972 was delayed till the 29/08/1972 due to a crew shortage. Bad weather prevented any acoustic work being done on the day which was available for this purpose
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/72 cruise report explorer7_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.91 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth, Shetland, Balta, N of Flugga
Track chartsFRV Explorer 7/72 cruise track — explorer7_72track.pdf (0.79 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research