Information for Mariners

Keeping Mariners Informed

Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF)

Located approximately 3 miles south east of Block Island, Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm consists of five, six megawatt offshore wind turbines, a submarine cable connecting the turbines, and a submarine cable from the northernmost turbine to an interconnection point on Block Island. The construction of the five turbines and the transmission cables was completed in 2016. The BIWF team has worked closely with mariners, including commercial and recreational fishing groups, to minimize impacts to the extent possible.

Visit BIWF’s Information for Mariners page for information on the latest marine activity.

Skipjack Wind Farm (SJWF)

The Skipjack Wind Farm (SJWF) is an offshore wind farm planned for federal waters off the coast of Delaware and Maryland. The SJWF will consist of wind turbines, an offshore substation, and subsea transmission system to shore. Marine survey activities are scheduled to begin in Summer 2018. Marine construction is planned to start in 2022.

Visit SJWF’s Information for Mariners page for information on the latest marine activity.

South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF)

The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned offshore wind farm located 30 miles east of Montauk that will consist of approximately 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system that will deliver energy to East Hampton, NY. Marine survey activities are currently underway. Marine construction is planned to start 2021.

Visit SFWF’s Information for Mariners page for information on the latest marine activity.

Revolution Wind

The Revolution Wind project is a planned offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Rhode Island. Marine survey activities are currently underway.

Visit Revolution Wind’s Information for Mariners page for information on the latest marine activity.

Fishing Gear Conflict Prevention and Claim Procedure

As good neighbors and fellow ocean users, Deepwater Wind (DWW) recognizes the possibility of offshore wind activity and commercial fishing gear encounters. We believe that with proper communication and training, there will be limited gear interactions, if any, in connection with the installation and operation of our offshore wind farms. In the event that there is a gear loss caused by or resulting from DWW’s activities, we have provided a claim / damage procedure at the link below. The prevention procedures are by no means exhaustive and will continue to be modified and improved.

Fishing Gear Conflict Prevention and Claim Procedure

Met Buoy Notice to Mariners

Click here to view the Met Buoy Notice to Mariners.

South Fork Wind Farm Research and Monitoring Questionnaire

South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF) wants to ensure that we conduct sound, credible science to help prevent or mitigate any negative project impacts. That requires close coordination with fishing (commercial and recreational) industries, state and federal agencies, and interested research organizations to develop the SFWF Research and Monitoring Plan.

This questionnaire is one way you can give us your feedback on research topics and fisheries resources that we should monitor within the SFWF project area, including the cable route. We will use the input we receive to create a responsive and transparent research and monitoring plan for SFWF, which we will launch in the first half of 2019. Click here to complete the questionnaire. 

If you wish to speak to us in person about the questionnaire, we will be at the following

events through February:

  • The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association’s Annual Weekend and Industry Trade Show 2019

January 17-20

Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis ∙ 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA 02601

  • New England Fishery Management Council

January 29-31

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center ∙ 100 Deer Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

  • Atlantic States Fisheries Commission

February 5-7

Westin, 1800 Eads Street ∙ Arlington, VA 22202

  • Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

February 12-14

Hilton, Virginia Beach Oceanfront ∙ 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23151

  • Atlantic City Boat Show

February 27- March 3

Atlantic City Convention Center ∙ 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City NJ 08401

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For The Media

For all media inquiries, please call Meaghan Wims at (401) 274-0001 ×434 or email