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It’s a new year, and with today’s and tomorrow’s post, I’m retiring the label “exotic” as I’ve used it to describe vessels related to offshore wind development efforts.  Consider the photo below:  three such vessels appear, l to r:  Fugro Enterprise, Miss Emma McCall, and HOS Browning.  Since all three are offshore wind farm related and have become regulars in the sixth boro, it’s time to come up with a new descriptor for them.  “Wind power boats” or WPB comes to mind;  that would be different than “wind boats” or “power boats.”  Maybe you have a better term?   I suspect these vessels will continue to become more frequent.

The Fugro boat here had just departed the Reynolds dock after a short stop, and 

I suspect the TDI-Brooks boat is heading there next. 

I wish I could have gotten closer-up photos of the gear alongside Miss Emma McCall‘s port side.

My best guess is that it’s a side scan sonar probe. 

After leaving Reynolds, Fugro Enterprise turned outbound and 

I caught this view of a similar device suspended on wires off her port side. 

Some time prior, HOS Browning departed the sixth boro

with this gear on the stern and under the folded down A-frame

for a short stint off Atlantic City.  Browning is now back in the boro. 

All photos, WVD.

Here were parts one and two of this title. 

 

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