This summer and fall, Avangrid Renewables will continue to study the Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Lease Area (OCS-A 0508) by conducting High Resolution Geophysical Surveys.
Fishermen fishing or transiting northeast of Oregon Inlet, NC and southeast of Virginia Beach, VA are encouraged to note the survey area locations, activities, and timing. The Wind Lease Area is WSW of the Cigar and WNW of the Foul Area, seaward from 36 nm SE of Rudee Inlet and 24 nm E of Corolla, NC. The cable corridor extends SE from Sandbridge, VA, through the area of the 4A buoy, passing south of the Horseshoe, connecting with the NW corner of the Wind Lease Area. Survey equipment will be towed up to 1,000 feet behind the vessels. Survey vessels have limited maneuverability and a 1 mile closest point of approach is requested.
Fishermen are requested to move any fixed fishing gear out of the survey area during the survey period (June 25 through October 15, 2019) to avoid loss or damage to fishing gear or survey equipment. Please contact Rick Robins, Fisheries Liaison, with any questions or concerns. Survey vessels will monitor VHF 16 and 13.