Possible Retrieval and Redeployment of Floating LiDAR System

Unfortunately, communication has been lost with the Floating LiDAR System located within the proposed Valorous Floating Offshore Wind Farm (FLOW) project site.

There is a concern the Floating LiDAR System has capsized or has broken free of its mooring system during Storm Barra. As such it represents a potential hazard to mariners.

Preparations are being made to visit the site as soon as possible and when sea conditions are safe to do so.

The latest known position of the Floating LiDAR, which is the original deployment location is provided below:
• 51°20.659’ N, 005°40.694’ W1

Details of the device and relevant Aids to Navigation are provided in the notice below: