FRV Explorer 5A/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5A/69
Cruise period1969-08-20 — 1969-09-01
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Tests with the otterboard instrument set were carried out using a midwater trawl in the Bjorne Fiord

The ship docked in Bergen from the 22/08/1969 until the 23/08/1969 to receive a modified otterboard instrument set by CIIR (Oslo) and a scientist joined to from the institue to take part in the subsequent trials. Short breaks in Bergen were made on the 25/08/1969 and the 27/08/1969 to land members of the crew and clarify terms of the fishing permit. The ship arrived in Aberdeen on the 29/08/1969 to land an ill stoker, and was delayed due to generator troubles. ''Explorer'' sailed on the 01/09/1969 to undergo a short series of tests in the Buchan Deeps and docked later that day.
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5A/69 cruise report explorer5_69.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBjorne Fiord, Buchan Deeps
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: logging instrument data on computer; underwater instuments when trawling
Gear researchDescription: gear tests on bottom trawl
Gear researchDescription: suberkrub otterboards to check instrumentation on mid-water trawl