Check Out This Behemoth In The Harbor Of Safe Refuge
This just showed up last evening in Lewes and it is huge. I rounded the corner this morning heading to check out the pier (not shipwreck) that was exposed or washed up along the flats in Cape Henlopen State Park. This behemoth greeted me from atop the dune.
The ship is a 200′ Class SEACOR Supporter Lift Boat, you can look it up on any marine ship or vessel locator app. These lift ships are used in all kinds of construction projects at sea. This one has been tasked to do core drilling samples for the windmill farms. So why is it in Lewes? It must have come in to weather the hurricane in case Michael gets bad off the coast. The SEACOR was about 20 miles offshore last I heard.
The windmills are in the preconstruction phase, this is part of the Geotechnical Investigation phase. The ship has been tasked with drilling core samples along the cable route, and there are several stationary drill locations scheduled, probably for windmill locations.
The poles of this lift ship are 200 feet long or tall. They dwarf the East End lighthouse, and when the photo was taken from behind the light house, it looked a little Water Worldish. You never know what you will see at the beach. Now to rewrite this that there is an oil rig going up in the Harbor of Safe Refuge and watch the internet go crazy.