Fishermen Perform Valuable Service to Offshore Wind

NEW BEDFORD, MA – April 9, 2022 – Offshore Wind Farm Support is proud to announce crew-change and replacement of CFLO Lynn Gurchik. Lynn is heading out on a vacation and being replaced by Ed Lee for the remainder of survey project. Lynn and Ed are both very experienced and knowledgeable fisherman known as “Certified Fisheries Liaison Officer” onboard a Survey Vessel for Vineyard Wind

The survey vessel MINERVA UNO will be performing Geo-SubSea Survey operations in the southern/central portion of Vineyard Wind Lease Area (OCS – 0501). Vineyard Wind in developing an 800MW Offshore Wind Farm to ultimately power over 400,000 homes in Massachusetts. Operations are expected to continue into June 2022.

Vineyard Wind recognizes the importance, professionalism and necessity of being able to communicate directly with fishing vessels and mariners in survey area.  A CFLO is an experienced and highly trained fisherman who communicates in real time with fishermen and mariners, should the need arise

There are 17 different Offshore Wind Farms under development on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA and Vineyard Wind is one of four developers who recognize the importance of real time communication between fishermen and developers and all offshore survey vessels working for Vineyard Wind are required to have a CFLO onboard.

Vineyard Wind is a great company to work with and we feel very fortunate to have earned their business.”

Paul Forsberg/ Co-Founder Offshore Wind Farm Support LLC
  • Certified Fisheries Liaisons -have multiple years of experience. Virtually all of them began their fishing careers as “Greenhorns” and worked their way up to Captain
  • Our CFLO’s are well known and respected within the fishing community.

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About Offshore Wind Farm Support

Offshore Wind Farm Support, LLC is an American, Woman Owned Small Business, providing both “Boots on the Ground Services” and remote support to Offshore Wind / Personnel / Logistical Services / Supply Chain Management ~ Hiring and Training Local Content

It is our intent to create a simple, efficient, non-intimidating access for local fishermen and their communities if they desire to be part of this energy industry.   This includes, offering ways to get involved, at many levels, in the early stages of Offshore Wind Industry on the Eastern seaboard. We will support onshore services as well as offshore positions, to better support livelihoods that may have changed during the last few years as renewable energy has taken a place in the country.