ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles terminal construction to pave way for water treatment

CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN digging in the dirt around Terminal 3 in Port Angeles for the past couple of weeks.

I asked around and determined that contractors are installing a system to handle stormwater runoff from the docks into the waters below.

The deck of the terminal will be configured with new paving in such a way as to channel all the water that falls from the sky to the west end of the terminal, where it will be diverted into a treatment plant that will be built on a parcel of land across Tumwater Creek.

Once the water has been treated, it will then be pumped into the harbor.

Platypus haul-outs

Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, has completed refurbishing the 110-foot Navy barge YC1665 and is making preparations to put her back in the water this week for her return to Naval Station Everett.

Platypus also has Celeste, a 40-foot custom wood sailboat, in the Commander Building.

The vessel is having issues with its keel that personnel will resolve.

Platypus also has Pacific Dynasty in the Commander Building. She is a 73-foot commercial fishing vessel that hails from Westport.

I understand personnel are installing a new shaft and cutlass bearing.

Platypus has completed construction of two stands for Logistical Escape Trunks used by the submarine fleet stationed at Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va.

The stands will be shipped to the Norfolk Naval base this week.

Steal N Time is also in the Commander Building. She is a 60-foot Knight & Carver.

Personnel are installing new refrigeration in the galley, rebuilding the corners of the transom, installing new windows and applying a new coat of paint to the hull.

Expo show

Pacific Marine Expo, the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast, begins Thursday and runs through Saturday afternoon at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.

Platypus Marine will be in attendance, as will Armstrong Marine and Lee Shore Boats.

The Port of Port Angeles and Port of Port Townsend are also among the exhibitors.

Harbor happenings

On Monday, Tesoro Petroleum provided bunkers to Atlantic Lily, a 600-foot petroleum products carrier that is flagged in Hong Kong.

On Tuesday, Tesoro refueled the 751-foot Grecian-flagged bulk cargo ship Inspiration.

On Wednesday, Tesoro bunkered Medi Aero, a 623-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship that was put in service this year, and British Osprey, an 824-foot crude oil tanker that is flagged in the United Kingdom.

On Thursday, Tesoro bunkered Tai Prize, a 738-foot cargo ship that is flagged in Panama.

On Friday, Tesoro refueled Dublin Sea, one of the Crowley-owned pusher tugs that is used to push tank barges up and down the West Coast.

On Saturday, Tesoro bunkered Frisian Spring, a 390-foot cargo ship flagged in the Netherlands.

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David G. Sellars is a Port Angeles resident and former Navy boatswain’s mate who enjoys boats and strolling the area’s waterfronts and boat yards.

Items and questions involving boating, marina and industrial activities and the North Olympic Peninsula waterfronts are always welcome. News announcements about boating groups, including yacht clubs and squadrons, are welcome as well.

Email dgsellars@hotmail.com or phone him at 360-808-3202.

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