SouthCoast Wind Lease Area Layout
Offshore Survey Updates
During 2023 multiple vessels will conduct geophysical & geotechnical (G&G) surveys to characterize the ocean floor conditions within federal and state waters.
The survey area and vessel operating schedule are shown in the figures below. SouthCoast Wind advises mariners to maintain a safe distance of 0.5 nm from the vessels as their maneuverability may be significantly restricted.
SouthCoast Wind will be conducting geotechnical and geophysical survey work in the offshore lease area through July. This survey work will help study seabed and soil conditions to advance the project’s engineering and determine the best project design and environmental measures.
SouthCoast Wind G&G Surveys – Vessel Operating Schedule
|May 28-Jun 3||Jun 4-10||Jun 11-17||Jun 18-24||Jun 25-Jul 1||Jul 2-8||Jul 9-15||Jul 16-22||Jul 23-29|
|Mt. Hope Bay||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Offshore - RI State Waters||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Offshore - Federal Waters||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SouthCoast Wind Lease Area||Fugro Explorer and Minerva Uno||Fugro Explorer and Minerva Uno||Fugro Explorer and Minerva Uno||Fugro Explorer and Minerva Uno||Fugro Explorer||Fugro Explorer||Fugro Explorer||Fugro Explorer||Fugro Explorer|
Vessel activity may also be followed at marinetraffic.com
Deep Water | Vessel: Fugro Explorer
Water Depths >~12m
Call Sign: 3FEV9
Deep Water | Vessel: Minerva Uno
Water Depths >~12m
Call Sign: IZVM
Fisheries quick links
Contact our fisheries liaison officer
SouthCoast Wind’s fisheries liaison officer takes the lead in actively communicating and collaborating with the fishing industry on behalf of the project. These efforts are guided by SouthCoast Wind’s Fisheries Communication Plan.
Our fisheries liaison officer has a regular presence in the field, including monthly Port Hours in New Bedford, Massachusetts and Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Mariners may reach SouthCoast Wind’s fisheries liaison officer at 508-589-3557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.