Concerns Voiced Over New Wave Buoy

boats in harbourBoat operators have voiced concerns over a new wave buoy that has been deployed to the east of Gugh.

The monitor, just outside the Spanish Ledge, has been placed there to measure sea temperature, wave length and height. Data from it is now available on line.

But some mariners are worried that small boats or yachts may not see the device when they pass to the south of the islands or into the Cove on St. Agnes.

They’re worried that it sits low in the water. The buoy is marked with a flashing light and coated in high-visibility yellow paint, but a recent Harbour User Group meeting heard suggestions that a flag should also be added to mark its location.

Maritime Officer Steve Watt says he’s contacted the operator of the monitor, FUGRO, to outline local concerns.