Anchors Loaded, Mobilization Underway
Final preparations of the Azura prototype were completed at the Port of Toledo over the weekend, and the device is almost ready to launch. To ensure sufficient water depth, the launch is scheduled for high tide this afternoon, which is at 3:30pm PDT. Once it’s in the water, Wiggins tug will transport the device to Newport to await deployment later this week.
On Saturday, the anchors, surface floats, and mooring lines were loaded onto the NRC Quest. The deployment vessel departs for Newport today and is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow morning, with installation of the anchors set to commence on Tuesday.