L/B Jill Position
Sighting November 2 @ noon.
Update: November 2 @ 9:17 am off the tip of Montauk heading northwest toward The Race into the Sound.
Update: October 31, 2022 @ 1:30/1330 off the coast of Maryland at Assateaque Island, southeast of Ocean City, MD
Date: 10/27/22 5:30 PM
Subject: There will be a huge boat heading down the Sound [soon]!
Dear Supervisor Russell:
I write in my capacity as consultant to Orsted. The joint venture of Orsted and Eversource is the developer of South Fork Wind, the offshore wind farm that will bring offshore wind energy to serve the South Fork and New York for the first time.
I am writing to let you know that the Liftboat Jill – the very tall vessel that will support the horizontal directional drilling work for South Fork Wind cable landing – is currently headed up the coast from the Gulf and will be visible in NY soon. The Jill will travel first to Bridgeport, CT by way of Montauk. She is expected to arrive in Bridgeport around [November 2 @ 2300]. She will spend a couple of weeks there preparing for mobilization to Wainscott in mid-November, where she will remain for approximately three months.
As you can see in the attached deck, the Jill will be a spectacle! Her legs are 335′ tall – taller than the Statue of Liberty – so her presence will be visible at different times from the North Fork.
Our team will also be providing updates on her position via our Twitter handle @southforkwind
Dave Kapell, Consultant for South Fork Wind Project
The Jill is taller than the Statue of Liberty!
At 183 feet long and 335 feet tall, this unique Seacor Marine liftboat is one of the largest vessels yet working on New York’s 1st offshore wind farm.
You’ll see the Jill in NY and CT soon!
The Jill’s home state is Louisiana, but she is heading north to support the horizontal direction drilling for the South Fork Wind’s underground transmission cable in the hamlet of Wainscott, NY.
What kind of ship is this?
LB JILL (IMO: 9740304) is an Offshore Supply Ship that was built in 2014 and is sailing under the flag of USA. LB stands for Liftboat
It’s carrying capacity is 1526 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 56.39 meters (185′) and her width is 41.15 (136′) meters.
Where is the ship?
Offshore Supply Ship LB JILL is currently located at USEC – US East Coast at position 36° 30′ 51.5″ N, 075° 48′ 24.4″ W as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2022-10-28 19:58 UTC (18 hours ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from Northeast direction at force 5 Beaufort.
Where is this vessel going?
Heading to BRIDGEPORT, US with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2022-10-30 23:00 LT (UTC -4) local time (in 1 day, 13 hours)
Follow L/B Jill as it travels from Norfolk VA to Bridgeport, CT via Montauk Point this weekend.