Advisory: Marine Activity at FORCE

FORCE expects periods of marine activity to continue until mid October, including barge anchoring, cable recovery, and test mooring trials, at locations including the Parrsboro wharf, West Bay, and the FORCE site in the Minas Passage.

This exercise is related to the FAST underwater monitoring platforms, supporting our ongoing work to better understand the environmental conditions at the FORCE site.

The barge may exit and return to its berth at the Parrsboro wharf a number of times during this period. For safety and logistical reasons, the Parrsboro wharf may be closed for short defined periods during the operation. Any closures or other notices will be posted. FORCE is working with all wharf users in an effort to minimize disruption to routine activities.

The public is welcome to observe marine operations from the FORCE visitor centre, open 10AM-5PM daily during September (during October, FORCE is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

It may also be possible to view activity via video streaming:

We thank area residents for their ongoing support, and apologize for any inconvenience during operations.

Thank you.

Operations contact:
Mary McPhee