Currently moored just North of Myrtle Edwards. Geek out, vessel spotters:
Awesome Icebreaking Rescue Tug in Seattle(5 posts)
There are a bunch of interesting boats in town that will escort the drillships up north to Alaska. There's the rescue tug above and a few service boats, not to mention the Greenpeace boat. The service boats (~250 feet, so they're pretty big) will be on a regular run to Dutch Harbor for supplies. when Dutch is your nearest deepwater port, you're really in the back of beyond.
There are a couple other huge Shell contracted ships moored up in Everett right now, and two similar ships that will be working the same Shell job are down in Portland: Fennica and her sister ship Nordica. There's only so much space to anchor/moor ships that large in Puget Sound.
somehow the idea of 'breaking the ice' so we can go into these areas to drill for oil, which combusting will only ensure less & less ice seems dubious at best.
they are interesting ships though.
True that, but back to the business at hand. We need to develop an internal combustion engine that runs on sand.
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