Crowded Conditions In The Catalina Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

An increasing number of huge tankers are anchored in the Catalina Channel, waiting to get into the Long Beach port.

The horizon off the Southern California coast is dotted with dozens of cargo ships sitting in the channel waiting for dockworkers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at the Long Beach Port to come to an agreement with management of America’s west coast ports.

The Long Beach port is America’s busiest with a massive amount of products coming in from Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East.

Quite visible by shoreline swimmers, especially in the Orange County beaches, the line-up of huge tankers is an unusual sight.

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Steven Munatones