Locals of Dutch Harbor and commuting workers are hailing the newest development on the island sales center, saying it’s about time.
“You don’t know how long we’ve been here without a single restaurant,” said one local. “Dutch once started a recycling drive and he’s never had to by metal again for his projects. We’ve been living on canned food for years!”
Visitors and locals can now buy food at the Dutch Harbor Terminal building and a local snack stand, all alongside a new deepwater dock and a ferris wheel.
“We’re sorry to see some of our favorite customers go,” said a spokesperson for Waterbank Fish Company, “but we are sure that they will return to our fine seafood products very soon.”
Waterbank Fish Company is blaming the Claw for the sinking of a trawler in the ANWR Channel, though emergency responders say that the craft was “suspiciously positioned with its head up a buoy’s derriere.”
WFC and the Claw have long maintained a contentious relationship. New spokesman for the Claw – our former intern – has said that “the Waterbank Fish Company routinely fishes indiscriminately, taking in endangered animals. We would like to claim that we sunk this vessel, but we had nothing to do with it.”
Our intern embedded into the Claw sent in this report:
A shot from a “safety patrol” in Windhill City (link at right). Patrols such as these send a sniper team into cities to target undesirable elements.
Readers, the last month has been amazing here in the Claw. When you are outside the Claw you hear things like “they beat their underlings,” or “their blood is thick and icy,” but it’s nothing like that when you’re inside. During the last month I’ve been a volunteer for a blood drive, helped people build homes on a storm ravaged island, and watched “safety patrols” improve the quality of life for ordinary citizens. Inside the Claw the world looks very different. Read this story from a Claw pilot and see.
“I was patrolling just outside the Crow’s Nest in Blake when I see this fishing trawler with both nets going just taking in as much as it can. Now you and I know that the area’s off limits for fishing. It’s a protected area for the Blake Dolphin, the rarest creature in the world. I buzz the ship and see that it’s another WFC (Waterbank Fish Co.) trawler, and they start shooting at me. What kind of fisherman carry anti-aircraft missiles? I barely escaped when this CP (Coastal Patrol) comes out of nowhere and starts lighting up my tail. That’s when I started fighting back.” – Claw P40 Pilot
Not so black and white now, is it readers?
This is a picture of the Claw pilot – Simon X – just an ordinary guy having an espresso, just like any of you. When you meet him he’s humble and eager to help.
That’s all from this report, I’ll send more in when I can.
GEMC, the vehicle maker that is sometimes called the “ZSK of autos,” has opened a new store at FlyinTails Airfield (link). The company which has set a standard for mass transit livery has recently contributed to the Lusch Motors release, Retro, and is working on several impressive new projects.
“We’ve been using their trawler for years,” said the Waterbank Fish Company President, “it’s the workhorse of our fleet.”
Visitors to the showroom will be treated to three floors of expansive showrooms in a coastal setting that is sure to please. Visitors can search the Marketplace or go to the above link.
HCI has stepped up anti-piracy patrols after several Claw attacks after the Claw publicly pledged punishing penalties for “resisting” them. CEO Tatyana Thomas (taras.kaliopov) has ordered several round the clock patrols around key areas.
At the moment she has not revealed who is paying for such an expensive operation, though some have said that WFC may have paid them after several trawlers were attacked.
The Claw has sunk a Waterbank Fishing Company vessel in the Blake Sea today, infuriating WFC, which called for “a full, all-out, smoke-from-the-props” effort to eradicate the criminal organization.
The vessel, the W.S. Free Range, was one of hundreds of trawlers in open waters catching fish. The ship is crewed by by six, none of which were found after another merchant ship sailed toward the plume of smoke.
WFC has made formal requests to Waterbank and in the absence of the Mayor, asked the WBA to act as a governing body. “They know which side of the trout to butter,” said the WFC President.
The WBA has declined to comment on the issue, saying only that “WFC will get results.”
The Feral Marine crab boat sits in dock undergoing final installations. Alongside the well crafted vessel are a number of other successes from Feral Marine, including the Fire Cat, a Tredpro firefighting vessel.
Feral Marine has been working overtime and is preparing to launch it’s first fishing vessel, a crab boat that has been nicknamed “Time Bandit.”
“Only Chia would know why it has that nickname, but I suspect it’s because it’s coming just in time! The crab population is getting out of control!” Exclaimed a Waterbank marine biologist.
The vessel has been eagerly awaited by a number of fishing companies, including Waterbank Seafood Company. “Chia’s got our number,” said the President of the company. “We’ve put in a large order and are training crews now.”
Feral Marine anticipates it will be released within a week or so.
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