"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." -  John Ruskin 1819-1900

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Photo of the Week 82: C.S. Olive Loading Usibelli coal in Seward, AK

Coal exports from Alaska have been declining in the recent years. The following article on Alaska Public Media best desribes the current situation: Seward coal loading facility idled for the rest of year

Keywords: Usibelli coal, Seward, Alaska, C.S. Olive

Vessel Name: C.S. OLIVE
Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
Year Built: 2009
Flag: Panama
Cargo: 63,825 MT Coal
Crew: 21
Draft: 40’1
LOA: 751 FT
DWT: 82,175
Previous Port: Matsuura, Japan
Loading Port: Seward, Alaska
Next Port: Kawasaki, Japan

C.S Olive Loading Usibelli coal in Seward, AK:

C.S. Olive loaded Usibelli coal over a five day period in Seward, AK for delivery to Kawasaki, Japan:

C.S. Olive has been the second and last ship scheduled to load coal in Seward, AK for 2015.

C.S. Olive in Seward, AK:

All photos and text provided by Bryan Aurand, Alaska Maritime Agencies - Anchorage, AK - 9/24/15