24.5.18

Notice to Mariners and Fishermen
Data Collection Buoy Installed May 2018
Location: Approximately 17 nautical miles due south of Wasque Point

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Vineyard Wind has deployed a met-ocean (aka FLIDAR) buoy to record meteorological, environmental and sea condition information within the project area (see chart and lat/long on reverse). The buoy has a yellow hull and at night a flashing yellow light: 1 second ash / 3 seconds off. The buoy is equipped with AIS, NMSI: 992571021.

Fishermen and mariners are requested to note the buoy location and to maintain a safe distance during fishing and marine activities. The buoy is moored using open link chain, with a heavy chain anchor (see figure – not to scale).

The information collected from the buoy will supplement existing met-ocean measurements and will be used to finalize project design and weather forecasting during construction. The total duration of the buoy deployment is anticipated to be approximately 5 years; the buoy will be changed out for maintenance during this period. FUGRO is providing and operating the buoy for Vineyard Wind. See the full notice here.

For more information please contact: Crista Bank, Fishery Liaison at cbank@vineyardwind.com or cell at 508-525-0421 or visit our website at www.vineyardwind.com.

Rebecca Rutenberg