September 3, 2010

For those of you who’ve missed it…

February 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

22 on the loose


h/t Mike D.

February 3, 2010

PG&E wave project sets out into unfamiliar waters

From the T-S:

John Driscoll/The Times-Standard

Posted: 02/03/2010 01:27:13 AM PST

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EUREKA — The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is weeks away from submitting an application to the federal government for a first-of-its kind project to test wave energy devices off the Humboldt County coast.

The pilot project could be a proving ground for the large-scale production of energy from waves, but a host of environmental and economic concerns will have to be addressed before that can happen. At a public meeting at the Veteran’s Hall Tuesday night, a working group made up of representatives from PG&E, state and federal agencies, commercial and sport fishing interests, and surfing and environmental groups outlined the promise and potential effects of new technologies.
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February 3, 2010

Buoy 22 adrift

Station 46022 went adrift on 02/02/2010 and its last report from its moored position was at 1500Z. It is still transmitting valid observation data, which continues to be reported, but not from the usual location.

Click here to see the latest positions.

January 24, 2010

T-S: Another buoy goes adrift; recovery under way

One of our favorite buoys, 212, has gone adrift!

April 13, 2009 | 1 Comment


Poor lil’buoy, lost at sea.
Watch it drift, courtesy Mike D.

View 46022 Path

March 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Buoys adrift



Station 46022, 17 NM west-southwest of Eureka, went adrift on 03/28/2009 and the last report from its moored position was at 0200Z.  It is still transmitting valid observaion data, which continue to be reported here, but not from the location above.  Click here to see the latest positions.

Further: Station 46005, 315 NM west of Aberdeen, Wash., went adrift on 12/18/2008 and the last report from its moored position was at 0442Z.  The buoy has since been recovered as of 03/13/09. This buoy will be restored to service when it can be worked into theschedule. When the service date is known, it will be posted in the weekly maintenance report.

Finally, Station 46059, 357 NM west of San Francisco, went adrift on 01/09/2009 and the last report from its moored position was at 0700Z.  Observation data was stopped on 3/25/09 because of increasing uncertainity about the buoy’s current location.  Click here to see any valid positions  [NOTE: These positions are NOT RELIABLE at this time].

(Thanks, Beel!)

December 17, 2008

Buoy removal from Big Lagoon

McKinleyville, Calif. -The Coast Guard has arranged for the removal of Humboldt Bay Buoy Nine from the Big Lagoon Spit by a commercial heavy-lift helicopter on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008.

The buoy was reported adrift January 30, 2008 and discovered on Big Lagoon beach on February 3, having drifted about 20 nautical miles. The buoy is about 17 feet long, seven feet in diameter and weighs about eight tons.

The Coast Guard delayed the recovery of the buoy until now to limit the possible disruption of the Western Snowy Plover and California Brown Pelican that are known to live in the area.