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Station 44018 (LLNR 560) - CAPE COD - 24 NM East of Provincetown, MA

Boston Approach Lighted Buoy BB NOAA 44018

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter foam buoy
AMPS payload
42.119 N 69.700 W (42°7'9" N 69°42'0" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 5 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.6 m below water line
Water depth: 217 m
Watch circle radius: 408 yards

Buoy hull 3DV45 from station 44018 went adrift on 04/26/2017 and the last report from its moored position is 0600Z. The buoy was recovered at approximately 0100Z 04/28/17. This buoy will be restored to service when it can be worked into the schedule. When the service date is known, it will be posted on the weekly maintenance report.

Caution: Right whales may be active in northeast waters year-round. Mandatory speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas and times along the US east coast. Voluntary speed restrictions may be in effect in other areas and times. For current information on speed-restricted areas, go to: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike

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