port of olympia

Log Carrier Departs

Twinluck SW
Friday night, Longshore Union workers finished preparing the Twinluck SW ship's cargo and cranes for departure.

Saturday morning, the ship was seen departing Budd Inlet.

More Dredging at the Port

Star Dieppe coming alongside to the Marine Terminal. (video

Star Dieppe
Star Dieppe

Star Dieppe at Anchor in Budd Inlet
Star Dieppe at anchor in Budd Inlet.

Dredging at the Marine Terminal Pier
Dredging operation at Marine Terminal.

January 2015 Dredge

Proppants Short Train

Short Train of Proppants plus two box cars , 5 hoppers plus two boxcars: trains of at least twenty hopper cars filled with proppant have been seen exiting the port. Recently, some states have confirmed water pollution from fracking, four of them are Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virgina, and Ohio.

Train Carries Proppants for Oil Fracking Through Downtown Olympia

Video from April 2014, Tacoma Rail locomotives 3801 and 3802 carry hopper cars loaded with proppants, shipped from China, from the Port of Olympia. The proppants were destined for the oil fracking region of the Bakken formation, Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana.

Video will play on TCTV Channel 22:
Wednesday 5/14/2014, 11:00 PM, Channel 22
Saturday 5/17/2014, 12:30 AM, Channel 22
Tuesday 5/20/2014, 11:00 PM, Channel 22
Friday 5/23/2014, 6:30 PM, Channel 22
Saturday 5/24/2014, 10:30 PM, Channel 22
Sunday 5/25/2014, 4:30 PM, Channel 22
Tuesday 5/27/2014, 3:30 PM, Channel 22
Friday 5/30/2014, 9:30 PM, Channel 22

Crane Barge to Remove Cranes, Arrives

This is more (see previous blog entries) video from a couple weeks ago, when a crane barge was arriving. It's set to some music from YouTube, that was selected somwhat quite randomly, so please turn down the volume if it bugs ya. Hope you enjoy some of these shots. Thanks! Robert

Train Carries Proppants From Port

Tacoma Rail engines carry proppants for oil fracking operations, from Port of Olympia, to the Bakken Region of Montana and North Dakota

More Proppants for Fracking

Here's another view of the brand new ship Macaw Arrow, docking at Port of Olympia on it's first ever journey, to deliver "frack sand" proppants for fracking North Dakota oil shale.

Macaw Arrow
Macaw Arrow

The ship appears to not have a bulbous bow. More photos posted earlier this week, here [olyblog.net/several-photos-and-video-macaw-arrow-ship].

I am still gathering signatures for a petition [petitions.moveon.org/sign/port-of-olympia-stop] to the Port Commissioners, to stop using the port to transport proppants for fracking. If you haven't signed, please do. And if you want to help, please contact me! Thanks, Robert

full size photo below the fold:


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