Hurricane Igor blows St. John's buoy to Scotland
Almost a year after Hurricane Igor lashed Newfoundland and Labrador, a remnant of the storm has been recovered on the other side of the Atlantic.
A one-tonne weather buoy was first spotted near the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland, on Friday.
It was hoisted from the ocean after it drifted into an exclusion zone around an oil rig.
"In this particular case it actually had the name of the manufacturer and various numbers on it and we were able to identify those as belonging to a company based in Canada," said Alison Kentuck, who is the receiver of wrecks with the U.K’s Maritime and Coast Guard Agency, in Southampton, England.
"The hurricane connection was an interesting one for us, and the fact that it had kind of travelled such a long distance. If it has been collecting data all that while, as well it will be interesting to see what information it has."
The buoy belongs to Oceans Limited of St. John's.
It was lost after Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland and Labrador on Sept. 21.
The company puts them in the ocean to read weather and water conditions.
It's not clear yet if the company will bring their buoy home.