US offshore wind is an emerging market in need of a wide array of specialised vessels that satisfy Jones Act rules, according to a shipping lawyer.

Emily Huggins Jones — a maritime-and-wind focused partner at Squire Patton Boggs’ Cleveland ­office — says the latest example is “a potential sea change” for the US sector, after Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) in Florida revealed plans last month to construct a fleet of wind assets.