The map below shows the live positions of ships working on the Walney offshore wind farm, off the coast of Blackpool and Barrow-in-Furness. It’s not as good as sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the ships roll in and roll out again, but it’s better than a slap in the face with a wet cod.
This live map uses part of the register of offshore windfarm ships from 4cOffshore, and the live AIS boat-tracking from MarineTraffic.
Just click on the ship’s symbol for more information on it.
You can pan around that map, as with any Google map. There’s another wind farm being built off the South-East coast at the moment, too, and you can track other ships working in Dutch and Danish waters too.
Here’s more information on the Walney offshore farm:
Map of Offshore Wind Farms provided by 4C Offshore.