According to a Twitter post from the Préfecture maritime et commandement en chef Atlantique, French fishermen protested earlier this week against the construction of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.
Around 70 fishing boats surrounded the Aeolus installation vessel in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.
To voice their opposition to the project, the fishermen have also fired distress flares while at the site, according to Ouest-France.
The protest at the offshore project site is part of organised demonstrations against the project on both sea and land. The fishermen first gathered on Monday, 3 May, in front of the Côtes-d’Armor prefecture and announced that they would go to the offshore site on Friday around 9 a.m. with a rally on land scheduled to take place at Cape Fréhel from 10 a.m.
After their demonstration at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm site, the fishermen will return and join the rally on land.
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus started installing the first pin piles for the project’s 62 jacket foundations on 3 May, using the port of Cherbourg as the pin pile marshalling port.