The following is the text of a news release from the National Ocean Service:
(SEARSPORT, Maine) — Having real-time observations at hand is critical to the safe passage and transport of ships into ports. In the Northeast, the Penobscot Bay Pilots routinely use NERACOOS buoys as they make decisions when to board ships that they pilot into various ports. In their operations, they primarily look at winds, waves, visibility and currents. These buoys are operated by The University of Maine Physical Oceanography Group.
To view a video of pilots navigating the Penobscot River, click here.