SANIBEL, Florida (WBBH) – An unidentified floating object spotted off the coast of Captiva Island puzzled beach goers this week.
NBC2 first covered the story on Tuesday, reaching out to a number of organizations, and not a single one knew what it was doing in golf.
After the first story aired, dozens of comments were received online from people who have either seen the ship or know what it is. That ultimately led to the answer that the ship was one of two that passed right off our coast.
When Becky Beatty from Naples first saw the story on Tuesday, she recognized it immediately.
“I thought I knew what it was about!” Said Beate.
While fishing off Marco Island on Thursday, she discovered one that looked identical: The Northstar Voyager – en route from Louisiana to New Jersey to work on a wind farm project.
âThey were very nice, we spoke to five of them. The first thing they asked us is, do we have peanut butter? I said no, but I have crackers! âSaid Beate.
This wasn’t the only offshore supply vessel sighted in the area. The one driving north from Sanibel on Friday was the Brazos, who came from a similar project in New York.
The massive, slow-moving ships can’t cross rough seas, so they’ll have to hug the coast on their way around Florida, officials said.
âIt was about five to seven miles away. But they waited for the sea to calm down. You had to go around Key West. âBeatty added.
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