A truly global economy
February 22nd, 2012

A truly global economy

Sea and sky sandwiched a manmade hue of blue Wednesday at Port of Anacortes Pier 2, where Hong Kong based “Koombana Bay” is berthed to take on a load of petroleum coke. According to POA Director of Operations John Hachey, the vessel boasts: Russian officers; Philippine crew; Australian ship name; Hong Kong flag and ownership (Pacific Basin Inc.); Dutch owned cargo (Shell); product made in the USA (Shell Puget Sound Refinery); sold to an Australian Company (Rio Tinto); for use in a Canadian aluminum smelter (Rio Tinto, Quebec). Each year about 250,000 tons of “pet coke” are shipped out of Anacortes. This vessel is taking on 18,000 metric tons.

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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