FRV Explorer 5A/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5A/73
Cruise period1973-07-03 — 1973-07-05
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To study the sea bottom in the vicinity of May Island as part of an assessment of its suitability as an area for disposal of sewage sludge
2) A comprehensive survey of the type of bottom and fauna of the May Island area was made using underwater television
3) Grab samples and current meter information were collected
Chief scientistAlasdair D McIntyre (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5A/73 cruise report explorer5a_73.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMay Island
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: nephrops mud ground and region of considerable water movement
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 30
Description: underwater television survey