SouthCoast Wind Lease Area Layout

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 3Jun 4-10Jun 11-17Jun 18-24Jun 25-Jul 1Jul 2-8Jul 9-15Jul 16-22Jul 23-29
Upper SakonnetN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lower SakonnetN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Offshore - RI State WatersN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Offshore - Federal WatersN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SouthCoast Wind Lease AreaFugro Explorer and Minerva UnoFugro Explorer and Minerva UnoFugro Explorer and Minerva UnoFugro Explorer and Minerva UnoFugro ExplorerFugro ExplorerFugro ExplorerFugro ExplorerFugro Explorer

Vessel activity may also be followed at

Fugro Explorer

Deep Water | Vessel: Fugro Explorer

Water Depths >~12m
Call Sign: 3FEV9
Phone: 713-489-3204

Minerva Uno

Deep Water | Vessel: Minerva Uno

Water Depths >~12m
Call Sign: IZVM
Phone: 551-276-2658

Fisheries quick links

Contact our fisheries liaison officer

New Bedford fishing dock

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

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