Bye Bye / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

Shell oil rig welded to deck of huge transport ship in Port Angeles harbor. Photo courtesy of the Port Angeles newspaper, the Peninsula Daily News. See link in article.

Fri, Dec 25, 2015, 10:31 am   John Servais

Merry Christmas and Seasons’ Greetings.  The Grinch has left the building.  We can all breath a bit easier.

The huge Shell Oil floating drill platform is – as I write this – going west out the Straits of Georgia, leaving us for good at a speed of 11 mph.  Bye bye.

The Port Angeles newspaper, the Peninsula Daily News, has been watching and reporting on the oil rig for the past week and you can read the full story there.  There are links to the specific articles below this post.  The photo above shows actually two vessels – the yellow legged Shell drilling rig Polar Pioneer that normally floats and is towed by tugs – and the Dockwise Vanguard, one of the largest vessels in the world that is carrying the drilling rig.  The Vanguard can carry a ship or rig that is heavier than a nuclear aircraft carrier.  Awesome. […]

Read John’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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