NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — In a account December 30, 2019, about a buoy washing ashore in Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the buoy became floating in the Atlantic Ocean for 2 years. The buoy became freed from its South Carolina anchors in 2017 and became positioned wait on off the flee of South Carolina. It escaped the ocean once more after Typhoon Dorian in 2019 and became found on Dec. 26.
A huge purple navigation buoy washed ashore in Florida, escaping from the Atlantic Ocean for the 2d time.
Crowds of spectators streamed to Original Smyrna Seashore over the weekend for a shut-up deem and some photos with the navigational marker that some described as “the size of a truck,” info stores reported.
The beacon is to delivery with from South Carolina and broke freed from its mooring for the duration of Typhoon Irma in 2017, the Daytona Seashore Information-Journal reported. The buoy landed on Hilton Head Island.
It became set apart wait on into price in the mouth of the Port Royal Sound off the flee of South Carolina and stood its ground for a whereas except sometime after Typhoon Dorian in 2019, when the buoy became compelled off its mooring once more.
The Cruise Guard eliminated the buoy Thursday.
The buoy is painted gleaming purple with the amount eight painted in white on multiple aspects.
Buoys are most regularly chained to a mammoth piece of concrete that sits on the ocean floor. It be unclear how the beacon bought free.