This story caught my attention, mainly because of the difference in the eye witness testimonies verses Coast Guard reports. It has also caught my attention because most of the USA , maybe even the world, have no idea what Oil companies like SHELL oil are even doing up in Dutch Harbor Alaska. Moreover, Shell oil has plans to drill in the most fruitful area of the world! Now why would the coast guard lay low on this story? There are seemingly conflicting reports from the coast guard and the Alaskan residents.
According to The Anchorage Daily News report , “The ship, part of a group of vessels heading to the Alaska Arctic for exploratory drilling, had been resupplying and moored in Unalaska Bay near Hog Island for about two weeks. It started moving about 5:20 p.m. Saturday in winds gusting to more than 30 knots, Coast Guard officials said.”
The coast guard reported that the exploratory ship never ran aground.Alaskan residents reported that “its stern hit rocks before the vessel was towed off.”
“It was on land,” “It was as far as it could go … it could not have gone any farther unless it turned and gone broadside.”
Laxfoss also snapped photos and watched, worried that the ship would turn parallel to the waves and shore. A local tugboat, the Saratoga, ran the ship’s line out to a larger tug that pulled it away, he said.
“Thank god it only had the stern up on the rocks, and thank god that first tug boat got him out and got him out quick,” Laxfoss said. “They were good.”
“They were lucky, very lucky,” he added.
The Bering Sea shelfbreak is the dominant driver of primary productivity in the Bering Sea & is know as the Greenbelt mainly for constant production of phytoplankton ?
The second biggest driver of productivity in the Bering Sea is seasonal sea ice that, in part, triggers the spring phytoplankton bloom.
“Seasonal melting of sea ice causes an influx of lower salinity water into the middle and other shelf areas, causing stratification and hydrographic effects which influence productivity.In addition to the hydrographic and productivity influence of melting sea ice, the ice itself also provides an attachment substrate for the growth of algae as well as interstitial ice algae.Some evidence suggests that great changes to the Bering Sea ecosystem have already occurred. Warm water conditions in the summer of 1997 resulted in a massive bloom of low energy coccolithophorid phytoplankton (Stockwell et al. 2001). A long record ofcarbon isotopes, which is reflective of primary production trends of the Bering Sea, exists from historical samples of bowhead whalebaleen. ” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering_Sea
Also, check out the billions of pounds of fish that are caught yearly, feeding the world. http://dutchharbortelegraph.com/fisheries-update-for-july-p526-116.htm
What shall we do to fight off the OIL DRILLING in ALASKA?
Proof :Senator vows to focus on reducing red tape for 2013 and beyond during U.S. Senate Committee hearing
“This summer’s preliminary exploratory oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic waters made significant progress toward next season’s work and streamlined the way for more aggressive development next year, according to testimony provided by a wide range of local, federal and industry officials during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held in Anchorage on Thursday and chaired by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.” http://dutchharbortelegraph.com/begich-receives-upbeat-report-from-federal-and-industry-officials-on-o-p594-122.htm
*Please stay tuned for future updates on the US NAVY Bomb Blasts to encompass the Alaskan region as well.
Please read an earlier coverage here http://www.thetruthdenied.com/news/2011/11/12/alaskan-category-3-ice-storm-geoengineered-here-is-your-proof/