Friday Night Vessel Scramble in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

This evening as  I write this, 6 cargo ships (bulk carriers and container ships), a ferry and a cruise ship are all underway around Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (as viewed on http://ais3.siitech.com/VTSLite/AView.aspx.) The wind is from the West at 50 km/hr. The total length of these outbound vessels if they were placed end to end is 1861 metres (1.861 kilometres or 6,105 feet which is 1.156 miles. )

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Ships within 4 km of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve at 8:00 pm on June 6

ocean-hawk There is also this 186 metre inbound ship called the Ocean Hawk ,     And this is how close they get to Race Rocks: Rosedaleand ships2014-06-06 at 7.53.59 PMYou can see other posts about our concern for the oil spill threat in the Race Rocks Ecological reserve here:  http://www.racerocks.ca/category/ecology/oil-spill-risk/

frontierLeadertankerOn this page we profile Marine Vessel Traffic Images which show how close they are to the Animals of Race Rocks

 


Click on the photos below by Courtney Edwards-taken from Race Rocks :