FRV Explorer 5B/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5B/69
Cruise period1969-09-02 — 1969-09-14
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) A film crew from the BBC worked on the ship to prepare a documentary on the use of the shipbourne computer for gear research
2) Conductor trawl warps were streamed and measured up at a deep water station North of Shetland
3) Experimental trawling with bottom gears off Balta Sound

''Explorer'' returned to Aberdeen after filming and set sail again on the 03/09/1969.
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5B/69 cruise report explorer5_69.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth and West of Shetland, Balta Sound
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: experimental trawling with bottom gears
Gear researchDescription: filming, use of shipborne computer for gear research