In Spite of not having Proper Permits, Shell’s Polar Pioneer is Expected to Dock in Seattle’s Port on Thursday
Polar Pioneer, the huge oil drilling rig, which Shell will use for its oil drilling in Arctic Ocean, is expected to arrive in the Port of Seattle on Thursday, in spite of not having essential permits to dock.
The longshoremen at Terminal 5 are getting ready for its arrival. The cargo and equipment which the crew will need for the oil drilling in the Arctic waters are being unloaded.
Protestors are also active, Katrina Pestano of Shell No said, "I think together we can fight this and stop this," says.
She along with "kayak-tivisits" members are getting ready to hit the water protesting the rig's arrival in Seattle.
Carl Wassillie another activist said, "The ocean is our garden. That's where we get our food. You wouldn't want somebody messing with your garden, where you get your food, right?"
At this point of time Foss Maritime does not have the proper permits for the work, says the city. The authorities are ready to pose a fine on the company and also the Port of Seattle which could go up to $500 per day in case the rig is docked there.
Foss has been asked by the dock to delay its plans as they appeal to the decision of the city. However Foss said that they cannot wait any longer.
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