David G. Sellars

Astoria Bay

ON THE WATERFRONT: Mariners rushed to rescue amid 9/11 attacks

Last Friday was the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Most of us remember how the citizenry came together to give aid and comfort to one another… Continue reading

Astoria Bay
The superyacht Be Mine is hauled out of the water by Westport's 550-ton TraveLift. Brad Hale

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pegasus Voyager departs Port Angeles terminal for California

Last Tuesday morning, Pegasus Voyager, the 904-foot-long oil tanker that is operated by Chevron Shipping Co. as a lightering vessel along the California coast, left… Continue reading

The superyacht Be Mine is hauled out of the water by Westport's 550-ton TraveLift. Brad Hale
Participants work together Wednesday as part of the Pacific Northwest Oil Spill Control Course in Port Angeles Harbor. Jay Cline

DAVID SELLARS ‘ON THE WATERFRONT’ — Oil spill exercises; wooden boats; harbor watch

EDITOR'S NOTE — See related story today, "SOLD! Westport buys former Port Angeles Walmart building; site will house shipyard's cabinet shop" — http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150816/NEWS/308169970 MANY FAITHFUL… Continue reading

Participants work together Wednesday as part of the Pacific Northwest Oil Spill Control Course in Port Angeles Harbor. Jay Cline
The Navy barge YFN 1217 is shown on the hard at Platypus Marine Inc. in Port Angeles before she was put back in the water last week. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Navy barge refurbished in Port Angeles yard looks new [GALLERY]

Platypus Marine relaunched the Navy barge YFN 1217. She had been stowed on the hard at the Port Angeles full-service shipyard, steel-boat manufacturer and yacht-repair… Continue reading

The Navy barge YFN 1217 is shown on the hard at Platypus Marine Inc. in Port Angeles before she was put back in the water last week. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News
Riptide

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: A true classic getting loving restoration in Port Townsend

There’s nothing like seeing a classic under restoration. I ventured to Port Townsend last week and spent time with Pete Leenhouts, a former executive director… Continue reading

Riptide
A 23-foot mono-hull boom boat built by Lee Shore Boats soon will be shipped to United Arab Emirates. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Big tank barge gets a Port Angeles cleaning

Dbl 77, a 336-foot oceangoing tank barge, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 on Monday. I’m told personnel cleaned the barge’s storage… Continue reading

A 23-foot mono-hull boom boat built by Lee Shore Boats soon will be shipped to United Arab Emirates. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News
Chevron's Pegasus Voyager is tied up at the Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 1 North. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Chevron tanker in Port Angeles for topside repair

WATER-WATCHERS IN PORT Angeles Harbor have noticed a big visitor tied up at Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 1 North pier for the past week… Continue reading

Chevron's Pegasus Voyager is tied up at the Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 1 North. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Global Gold

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Ship loading 5.5 million board feet of logs bound for China

It was very early Thursday morning when Global Gold, a 580-foot bulk cargo ship moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 to take… Continue reading

The Global Gold
This oil-spill response boat

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Big marine swap meet and scuttlebutt for boaters coming up

One of the North Olympic Peninsula's most popular events for boaters takes place this coming Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. when… Continue reading

This oil-spill response boat
The Shell Oil-leased Aiviq sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor after the big rig Polar Pioneer took off for Seattle on Thursday. The icebreaker tug supply vessel later joined the flotilla at the Port of Seattle. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

Coast Guard introduces free smartphone app for mariners. And other North Olympic Peninsula waterfront items (** UPDATED WITH APP DOWNLOAD INFO ** )

EDITOR'S NOTE: The app is labeled as “United States Coast Guard.” For more information and to download the Coast Guard's boating safety app, go to… Continue reading

The Shell Oil-leased Aiviq sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor after the big rig Polar Pioneer took off for Seattle on Thursday. The icebreaker tug supply vessel later joined the flotilla at the Port of Seattle. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Shell Oil-leased Aiviq sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor after the big rig Polar Pioneer took off for Seattle on Thursday. The icebreaker tug supply vessel later joined the flotilla at the Port of Seattle. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Coast Guard introduces free smartphone app for mariners. And other North Olympic Peninsula waterfront items (** UPDATED WITH APP DOWNLOAD INFO ** )

EDITOR'S NOTE: The app is labeled as “United States Coast Guard.” For more information and to download the Coast Guard's boating safety app, go to… Continue reading

The Shell Oil-leased Aiviq sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor after the big rig Polar Pioneer took off for Seattle on Thursday. The icebreaker tug supply vessel later joined the flotilla at the Port of Seattle. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The blue offshore-supply vessel Harvey Supporter services the Polar Pioneer in Port Angeles Harbor. [Click on arrow upper right to see other vessels discussed in this column.] (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: As oil rig remains in Port Angeles Harbor, plans start for cruise ship visit

The buzz along the Port Angeles waterfront continues to revolve around the Polar Pioneer drilling rig. Visually, all that seems to have changed from last… Continue reading

The blue offshore-supply vessel Harvey Supporter services the Polar Pioneer in Port Angeles Harbor. [Click on arrow upper right to see other vessels discussed in this column.] (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Blue Marlin sits in Port Angeles Harbor after shedding the tall oil rig Polar Pioneer. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Big oil rig, its cargo ship talk of the town

The buzz along the Port Angeles waterfront — indeed, much of the North Olympic Peninsula — has been about the Polar Pioneer drilling rig that… Continue reading

The Blue Marlin sits in Port Angeles Harbor after shedding the tall oil rig Polar Pioneer. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Puget Sound Pilots boat Juan de Fuca is shown in the slings of the Platypus Marine Inc. TraveLift. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News ()

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Pilot boat gets semiannual look-see

A familiar Port Angeles Harbor vessel came out of the water last week for her semiannual maintenance. Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and… Continue reading

The Puget Sound Pilots boat Juan de Fuca is shown in the slings of the Platypus Marine Inc. TraveLift. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News ()
The Coast Guard Marine Protector class patrol boat Barracuda is prepared to be hoisted out of the water. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Coast Guard visitor from California in Port Angeles yard

There’s a Barracuda on the loose on the Port Angeles waterfront. Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive, on… Continue reading

The Coast Guard Marine Protector class patrol boat Barracuda is prepared to be hoisted out of the water. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Astara is prepared to be lifted out of the water at Westport Shipyard. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Second 164-footer built at Westport Shipyard in Port Angeles gets new name

NO. 2 HAS a new name. Westport Shipyard on Wednesday hauled out Astara, the second 164-foot tri-deck yacht built by Westport at its Marine Drive… Continue reading

The Astara is prepared to be lifted out of the water at Westport Shipyard. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
Pacific Grace on the hard in Platypus Marine Inc.'s yard in Port Angeles. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News ()

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Platypus’ expansion bid promotes economy, jobs

I found Thursday's Port of Port Angeles commissioners' meeting quite interesting. Platypus Marine Inc., the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility, and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive… Continue reading

Pacific Grace on the hard in Platypus Marine Inc.'s yard in Port Angeles. —Photo by David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News ()
Pacific Raider gets a new bulbous bow in Platypus Marine's Commander Building in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT: Logs loaded and a boat with Seahawks spirit

The bulk cargo ship Astoria Bay moored to Port of Port Angeles Terminal No. 3 early Wednesday evening. The 609-foot-long vessel made her way to… Continue reading

Pacific Raider gets a new bulbous bow in Platypus Marine's Commander Building in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
Pacific Raider gets a new bulbous bow in Platypus Marine's Commander Building in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT: Logs loaded and a boat with Seahawks spirit

The bulk cargo ship Astoria Bay moored to Port of Port Angeles Terminal No. 3 early Wednesday evening. The 609-foot-long vessel made her way to… Continue reading

Pacific Raider gets a new bulbous bow in Platypus Marine's Commander Building in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)
The admiral's barge Old Man IV in the Commander Building at Platypus Marine in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Admiral’s barge looms large at Platypus Marine in Port Angeles

PLATYPUS MARINE, THE full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, hauled out Old Man IV and stowed her in… Continue reading

The admiral's barge Old Man IV in the Commander Building at Platypus Marine in Port Angeles. (David G. Sellars/for Peninsula Daily News)