Friday, February 27, 2009

F/V Incentive Crew and Unalaska City Council


Some of the Crew of the F/V Incentive, at the Eagle, That you will be seeing for Opie season!! They were there stocking up before heading back out for their last 100,000lbs. Great guys one and all, you will be laughing your A$$'s Off!!! (I hope some of the Deck Boss's Poetry makes it in too, he is the one on the right. His 9-11 poem made me cry in the bar one night. Really Good)

There was a really big turnout for city council this week, as the Smoking Ban was again up for debate, as well as water, sewer and trash rates.


There was one person missing however!!! Missed you Katherine!!!

David Gregory, one of the Councilmembers, recieved an award from the Health Clinic for all his work introducing new people to the island by taking them out on his boat to go fishing for King Crab.

The Libray was presented with a piece of the Original Alaskan Flag, from back when it was still a territory, in recgonization for all it's hard work. Especially for the fact that it recieved a 4 Star Rating from the American Library Association and Library Journal, given to only 256 Libraries in the entire United States., and one of only 3 in Alaska. Great work Library Staff!! (Laurie from Life on the Rock blog works there, Check out her site)

Alot of people left after the smoking ordinance was discussed but plenty of us stayed for a while after that, to listen to all the other items.

Our Fantastic Mayor kept the meeting on track when plenty of people tried to veer it off course, and I think I helped by interjecting a bit of Humor into the proceeding during the comments on the smoking ban...........

One of the MAJOR presentations on Tuesday was The Kloosterboer Project(Check Out their Site at http://www.kloosterboer.nl/ ) being built on Ballyhoo Road. This $150 Million Dollar (Yes, $150 MILLION) Automated Cold Storage Facility, is to be built in phases over the next 5 years. This shows a real belief in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska's Future and Sustainability, especially with the World Economy the way it is!!

News Release (Translated poorly from Dutch)


02-02-2009 A new Reefer service for frozen fish from Alaska to Zeehaven IJmuiden

Kloosterboer loads cold store for shipment from IJmuiden to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Kloosterboer will, in cooperation with Dutch Harbor Ports LLC, build a number of new cold stores in “Dutch Harbor” in Alaska . The leading fishing companies in Alaska, such as Glacier Fish Company and American Seafoods Company are among the companies who will store their goods in the new Kloosterboer cold store in Dutch Harbor. Kloosterboer announced that the first completed part of the cold store will have a capacity of 120,000m3 with a storage surface of 20,000 m2 and will accommodate Alaska pollock, cod, King crab, salmon and other fish species. Dutch Harbor known from the programme “Deadliest Catch” on Discovery Channel is the primary fishing port in Alaska and is situated in close proximity to the major fishing grounds of the Bering Sea in which yearly 2 million tons of fish are caught. Kloosterboer has also announced that the company will be opening an office in Seattle, Washington (USA). The new office will provide full administrative support to the cold store customers in Alaska. The Seattle office will also provide logistic services to customers who would like to use the global network of cold stores and temperature controlled facilities. As part of this logistic service, a new reefer regular service will be sailing from Dutch Harbor to IJmuiden once the cold store is completed this summer. Kloosterboer explains that this regular service will give its customers the opportunity to store their frozen fish products in IJmuiden before distributing it to customers in France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Great-Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia and various countries in Eastern Europe. The whole operation will start with a return voyage from IJmuiden to Alaska. The panels for the walls, floors and roof insulation for the cold store have been purchased in Poland and will shipped from IJmuiden to Dutch Harbor in Alaska. Further building materials for the cold store are steel, which will be shipped from Korea, concrete and machinery which will be delivered by suppliers within the United States. This summer the cold store might be officially opened by the governor of Alaska, Mrs. Sarah Palin. By joining strengths Kloosterboer and Zeehaven IJmuiden N.V. have succeeded increasing the volume of frozen fish using IJmuiden as a hub. The transport chain will eventually increase up to 75,000 to 100,000 ton per year in 2010-2011. This is an increase of 15-20% of the in IJmuiden processed frozen fish in comparison to the current volume. IJmuiden is a key player in the frozen fish market because it locates a number of leading companies and has a large number of available transport facilities. The world wide growth in fish production and consumption creates great opportunities for IJmuiden to develop into a central hub for fish in Europe. In the strategy outlook of Zeehaven IJmuiden (Haven in Zicht 2007 -2012 – page 14) it states that provisions have to be made to increase the yearly growth with approx. 5%. (www.zeehaven.nl)


ANyway though. A certain Boat has docked so I am off to get some pictures.

See you all later

CB

37 comments:

Reading said...

I love all your comments about the City Council meeting...I can only imagine how you helped the meeting along with your sense of humor...can't wait for the deck boss poetry..............

cookie dough said...

omg that's Dougie and Nunilon! How CRAZY! They're TV stars... ?? We went to school with these guys, at least Dougie..he's my sister and brother's friend/classmate and Nunilon...what a nut. He's my husband's class I think. ohhh my this boat is going to be entertaining....like a whole boat of that crazy old guy from the Maverick a long time ago.

Dani said...

New season of DC is getting closer and closer!! should be good to see the usual boats aswell as new, so i am looking forward to seeing F/V Incentive.

Lori said...

Sounds like we're going to have some "good" entertainment this year. Always look forward to a new boat and new stories. Love the story about the Kloosterboer cold storage. Interesting and new jobs - cool! May Unalaka always prosper for us lower 48! Everyone have a great weekend!

Oh, and I'm dying here - which "certain" boat?

Lauri said...

Correct me if I'm wrong..but my guess is......the CM...LOL

Carlisleboy said...

Nope, It would be Lori's Favorite....

Kim said...

I hope youre gonna be nice to me and get some good pics of Edgar when they come in. One of his backside would do me wonders right about now. Love the pics and all the info CB. You rock! Cannot wait for the new season!

Carlisleboy said...

Ok, So currently The NW is parked Second boat out at the Trident dock, waiting for the FV Sultan to finish offloading. (Sig is NOT happy about the Delay...Harbor Crown screwed up offload times!!!)
Should have sold to Unisea or Alyeska!!

Greentigereyes said...

So CB ... what kind of smoking ban are they considering ... for all public buildings ... restaurants, bars? We have had a smoking ban here in MD for years, but last year they finally passed a ban for no smoking in restaurants & bars. I can go out at nite again and breathe. Everyone thought it would hurt business ... but it hasn't. I sometimes forget that the rest of the world still allows smoking.

mamawas said...

A new boat poet.. sounds great.

Sounds like the crew is "local" from Cookie Dough's comments. That is perfect
Donna

Reading said...

Poor Sig bet he is going nuts just hanging around....

CB - let me whisper a little something in your ear...boats don't park - they dock!!!! LOL

love you....

Frieda said...

Oh wonderful! A boat with a poet, and local men at that! Now if they would just find an old single guy for me lol....Love you CB...and please post your smoking ban comments.

zoolznder said...

CB who is the blond lady in second picture?
she looks exactly like someone I went to school with. That would really make it a small world!! Thanks some much!

Ang said...

Thanks for the update CB. I hope the NW gets offloaded soon and you're able to take a few pictures. I'll take a pic of Norm - that is if you can find that camera shy fisherman.

Kim said...

lol Ang. just hand him a camera and he will stay still for a few minutes admiring it. Snap away! lol

thanks for the updates CB. we love ya! hugs!

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Hey CB, thanks for introducing us to the Incentive crew! I'm sure the upcoming NW pics will be great. I'd love to see some shots of some of the boats that aren't on the show...I know there are a lot of great boats with hard working crews that we never get to see. Happy Friday! :)

Margrita said...

Awesome blog today CB interesting story about Kloosterboer. I can't wait to see the F/V Incentive and hopefully get to hear some poetry. Thanks for sharing.

Alaska Steve said...

Thanks for the report from the City Council meeting! Cheers, steve (and chico)

Anne said...

CB, I think Sig deals with only Trident and because of the new rules boats can only offload to companies that they have historical dealt with in the past. Unless that was changed.

Carlisleboy said...

zoolznder That would be Heather the WONDERFUL Bartender from the Cape Cheerful Lounge here at the hotel. She is alot of fun. On a side note she used to date Johnathan from the Time Bandit and they remain friends.
The Smoking ban is total, all bars and restaurants, with no consideration given to businesses or the fishermen who bring all the money to this community. The Council is working on crafting it into something reasonable to all sides, and has a time table for implimentation. It is a tough issue but I believe they are going about it in the correct way, by gathering alot of information and points of view from citizens and business leaders.
As to my comments....it was getting kinda heated between the Anti-smoking nazis and the freedom loving smokers so I interjected a little bit of humor by walking up to the Mayor, taking $100.00 out of my wallet, and giving it to her, wile confessing my "crime" of having a ciggarette in the designated smoking area outside of city hall which is closer than the 20 feet proposed by the new law and therefore subject to the $100.00 fine. Then I took the money back, "remembering" that they had not passed the law yet.
It was good for an tension breaker

cookie dough said...

We are from Kodiak..that's where most of the crew of the Incentive is from! That's way more local than Washington or Oregon :)

Airam said...

Thanks for all the info CB. I always enjoy reading your blog. I hope Sig gets to offload soon, and I hope you can get some pictures. The NW is my favorite boat, and I'm definitely a Sig girl. hehe Thanks again, I appreciate all the info and pictures you bring to us.

Carlisleboy said...

The Sultan IS STILL at the Harbor Crown Dock!! No love for the NW yet!!!

Kim said...

Sig must be ready to pull his hair out by now. lol by now the boat should be spotless and the guys well rested. Showered and playing XBOX lol.

mamawas said...

thanks for the latest information CB. I am whetting my appetite for the AM feast we all look forward to

Donna
mamawas

Reading said...

I love how you broke the tension at the meeting...now if you have any other 100's to toss around....send them to the southeast.....

Frieda said...

Very clever bit of theater, that! Have those Hundreds detour thru Delaware on their way to the South East would ya?

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