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Penzance

  

Additional Information

 Wave buoy location  50° 06.86' N  005° 30.18' W 
 WMO code  6201000
 Approximate water depth  10 m CD
 Approximate spring tidal range  4.8 m
 Storm threshold  3.25 m 

 

Wave data are measured using a Datawell Directional WaveRider Mk III buoy (the photograph, courtesy of FUGRO EMU Limited, is of a DWR in West Bay). The buoy was first deployed on 01 April 2007, at which time the magnetic declination at the site was 3.9° west, changing by 0.15° east per year.

08/03/2018 The buoy has been redeployed
11/02/2018 The buoy has been cut loose and brought into Newlyn Harbour. It will be redeployed ASAP. 
17/12/2017 A replacement buoy has been deployed
10/12/2017 The buoy came off its mooring at about 0300 this morning, and is heading eastwards towards the rocks.  Rescue efforts are being hampered by by rough seas.  The buoy has come ashore on the rocks, and been secured, a recovery attempt will be made on the evening tide
27/10/2017 Scheduled service
24/05/2017 Scheduled service
11/05/2016 Scheduled service
22/11/2015  
Lost reception from receiver station, will be rectified ASAP
14/10/2015 Scheduled service
20/03/2015 Scheduled service
14/11/2014 There are problems with the power supply to the shore station
13/06/2014 Scheduled service
30/01/2014 Scheduled service
03/06/2013 Scheduled service
24/01/2013 Scheduled service
13/04/2012 Scheduled service, buoy replaced
16/10/2011 Scheduled service
01/11/2010 There is a problem with the UPS at the shore station.  A temporary solution is in place and the UPS will be replaced shortly
29/07/2010 Scheduled service
16/02/2010 Scheduled service
11/11/2009 Buoy redeployed
09/11/2009 Buoy adrift
06/08/2009 Scheduled service, hull swapped out for battery change
12/03/2009 Scheduled service
11/10/2008 Shore station computer switched off
24/09/2008 Scheduled service
27/03/2008 Scheduled service
19/09/2007 Scheduled service

 

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