Xiang Rui Kou left China on Sunday. Her Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at Dutch is Monday the 18th.
The containment barge Arctic Challenger remains at Bellingham.
Once again the Chinese are "cleaning our clock."
• Since there is not a dry dock on the West Coast large enough to facilitate the drill ship Kulluk, it is being delivered to Korea by a Chinese heavy lift vessel.
• The only income for the USA comes from the tugs used during this escapade; Crowley, Dunlap, Foss, Western Towboat and one or two others.
Finally, this is a snapshot of time. By the time you read this article, players are moving ...