Tag Archives: ON THE WATERFRONT

DAVID G. SELLARS’ ON THE WATERFRONT: Hodgepodge of ships crowd Port Angeles Harbor

jamie marieThe cargo ship Alaska moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 to take on a load of logs for export to China.  The 616-foot ship was launched earlier this year from the Shin Kurushima Dockyard in Japan and made her maiden voyage to the United States in April.  I daresay before 2016 runs its course, we will see Alaska in Port Angeles again. Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, hauled out Jamie Marie. She is an 80-foot commercial fishing boat that ran aground in the early morning hours of May 23 in Ocean Shores.  About 24 hours later, with the help of a couple of tugs and a high tide, the vessel was freed from her predicament and now sits on the hard while personnel paint the bottom, replace the cutlass bearing and the keel cooler, and assess the need for possible future maintenance and repair needs due to her out-of-water experience. Read the report here 11:28:45

David G. Sellars – On The Waterfront: Platypus’ expansion bid promotes economy, jobs

Earlier in the week, Platypus hauled out Pacific Grace for a “shave and a haircut.” After the commercial fishing vessel’s bottom was cleaned and a new coat of bottom paint applied, technicians in the electronics department installed a new transducer for the fish finder on the 50-foot vessel that hails from Gig Harbor. Platypus also hauled out Shemya, a 59-foot commercial fishing vessel from Kodiak, Alaska. Personnel on Thursday and Friday were enveloping the vessel in a plastic tent in preparation for no small amount of painting. Read the rest here  13:23

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Survivor of Pearl Harbor attack works Port Angeles Harbor fish pens

HarvestorA part of American naval legend moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 to take on a load of fresh water Friday afternoon.  Harvestor, owned by Gregg Peterson, is used to harvest fish from the fish pens on Ediz Hook.  <Read more here> 11:15