Last week in Furber Strait we saw two large arrays of white buoys and examination revealed no markings.
I inquired of Bud Field our harbormaster as to their purpose. He left me a message the other day to explain after checking up at the Port.
The buoys will be used to anchor containment booms in case of an oil spill.
The white buoy array has been altered due to Coast Guard concerns given their placement near a navigation channel. They are now employing a buoy that is more visible by day and fixed with beacons for those transiting the area at night.
I had a note from NH DES today regarding this work in progress. They will be conducting exercises to determine the correct angles and array positioning to protect the Great Bay in the event of a spill. You can imagine given the powerful tidal flow that this work is difficult.