The 290 metre long Grand Princess cruise liner in Cobh.
Gravity cores, box cores and day grabs were recovered from the seabed with video footage from selected sites. In all over 5 days of 24 hour operations, 132 sampling stations and 12 gravity core stations were covered. The physical, chemical and biological content of these samples will be analysed to gain an insight into the nature of the seabed in the bays and also close to the pockmarks features. The leg ended in demobilisation in Castletown Bere and was deemed very successful for all parties.
Elevation view of box core recovery. Note the change in colour of the sediment from green/brown to grey around 5 cm from the surface. Sediments recovered were generally composed of mud and clay.
Recovery of the gravity corer with 2 metre barrel from the A-frame of the Celtic Voyager. Average recovery from the corer was around 1.20 metres of mud and clay.