NEW BEDFORD — For Captain Tony Alvernaz, accepting a job doing safety work for Vineyard Wind has provided added income for his family and the families of the people who work for him.

“I’ve been hearing about it, and I’ve been pursuing any and all extra work we can get for these boats,” he said. “These boats are tied up for up to 11 months of the year and that’s not good business, that’s terrible business.”

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