What is it? The Seacor Supporter anchors just offshore

By on December 2, 2018

A lift boat called the Seacor Supporter grabbed attention this weekend as it anchored offshore between Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.

The 717-ton vessel appears to be transiting after work with the Deepwater Wind Project in New England late this summer.

The Louisiana-based Supporter was retrofitted with a drilling rig to help map the seafloor off the coast of Rhode Island in support of the Deepwater Wind project. The purpose of the mapping is to help “inform the design and locations of the turbines” at two wind farms there, project officials said in a news release.

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The mapping project began in August and was set to last several months.

The Seacor Supporter was built in 1998 by the Bollinger Shipyard in Lockport, La.

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