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    • LNM: NOAA: Saildrones to Operate on Seacoast of NC, SC, GA, FL

      These orange 9.5 ft tall, 23ft unmanned surface vessels will have a white, all-round light and radar reflector. Speed is 1.5kts.  NOAA is requesting greater than 500 meters stand-off.



      Saildrone, Inc. will be operating uncrewed Surface Vehicles called Saildrones for the purpose of oceanographic and fisheries data collection. Two Saildrones will operate from Jacksonville, FL on July 23rd. Of the two Saildrones deployed from Jacksonville, FL, one will operate in inshore and offshore waters off the coast of North Carolina throughout the summer to approximately November 15, 2021. Chart 11520 LNM 28/21

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Glenn Holland -  July 19, 2021 - 8:21 am

        Glad to hear this news. I won't even consider picking a race although it would be tempting @ 1.5 kts.
        Catboat driver

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