Cruise inventory

Ferder 78/5 Leg 3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFerder
Cruise identifier78/5 Leg 3
Cruise period1978-05-27 — 1978-06-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe main objective of this leg was to investigate the thick Quaternary sequence at the northern edge of the continental shelf. Only one wholey Quaternary site was attempted and this had to be abandoned after the string had jammed. The remaining time was spent at two sites close to Shetland investigating the solid rock subcrop. McClelland sea floor jack; NEC gas recorder; drill.

3 sites were occupied and boreholes drilled, 78/9, 78/10A & 78/10B and 78/11.
Chief scientistNigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportFerder 78/5 Leg 3 cruise report ferder5_78leg3.pdf — access key 'C' (1.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsFerder 78/5 Leg 3 cruise track — ferder5_78leg3_track.pdf (0.25 MB)  Ferder 78/5 Leg 3 cruise track — trk2136.html
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 4 boreholes drilled in total at 3 sites