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Flood stage on the Columbia

On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about Columbia River flooding thanks to heavy snowmelt in the Cascades.

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Photo: Big seas on the Columbia River Bar. Photo: Columbia River Bar Pilots.


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Week of 5/14-5/18/18
  • Monday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Tuesday: On a foggy morning in Astoria, what horn signals might you hear from ships passing by?
  • Wednesday: Why ships sink, Part 1.
  • Thursday: Why ships sink, Part 2.
  • Friday: The Columbia River has reached flood stage in some areas thanks to heavy snowmelt in the Cascades.

Week of 5/7-5/11/18
  • Monday: The largest wooden structure west of the Mississippi and why it's used to store potash at the Port of Portland.
  • Tuesday: How long it takes for the tide to turn around after slack water on the Columbia.
  • Wednesday: How jetties and other manmade structures can cause problems for boaters.
  • Thursday: Why spring snowmelt on the Columbia could make summer especially dangerous for people wanting to have fun in the water.
Week of 4/20-5/4/18
  • Monday: How to tell if someone is drowning. Note: it can be a silent, unnoticed nightmare.
  • Tuesday: In honor of the first day of May, a bit about the origins and use of the distress call term, "mayday.
  • Wednesday: An update on the proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama, Wash., which would use natural gas to produce methanol for export on ships.
  • Thursday: A look at cargo on the river, specifically Potash and Soda Ash.
  • Friday: The return of containerships to the Columbia River this year.
Week of 4/23-4/27/18
  • Monday: Plimsoll lines on the side of ships and what they mean
  • Tuesday: Ship colors
  • Wednesday: Pilot ladders
  • Thursday: How the tariff war between the US and China could affect Columbia River wheat
  • Friday: Why you should always check the tide tables before heading to the ocean beach
Week of 4/16-4/20/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: A bit about the different kinds of tugboats you might see on the river
  • Wednesday: Info you'll see on a cargo ship stern
  • Thursday: Dock lines - how they're used and what they do.
  • Friday: The bulbous bow: an odd-looking but important features on modern ships
Week of 4/9-4/13/18
  • Monday: USCG Award
  • Tuesday: Tsunami Road Show
  • Wednesday: The USS Portland: a brand news Navy ship named for Oregon's city.
  • Thursday: USS Portland arrival on the river.
  • Friday: River dynamics and how it affects ships traveling on the river.
Week of 4/2-4/6/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: Women in the maritime industry
  • Wednesday: The Beaufort Wind Scale
  • Thursday: The anniversary of the 1972 Oregon Tornado
  • Friday: Tsunami Prep
Week of 3/26-3/30/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about how dangerous it is to shine even a small  laser pointer at an aircraft.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about a suspected hoax caller who was arrested by the Coast Guard this week.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about new tsunami inundation maps just released for the southwest Washington Coast.
  • Thursday: On Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout shares a story by journalist Tom Banse about how the new tsunami maps show elevated risk for coastal dwellers in southwest Washington.
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Week of 3/19-3/23/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about hacking can be used to interfere with the operations of ships at sea.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about an incident that closed the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Longview for hours on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the Puget Island Ferry between Oregon and Washington on the Columbia.
  • Thursday: On Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about a near miss between a USCG helicopter and a small remote controlled drone.
  • Friday: On today's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talk about the importance of wheat as a cargo on the river.
Week of 3/12-3/16/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about a request by New York's governor to have this state exempted from Trump Administration offshore oil and gas drilling.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about how a tugboat came to the rescue when a sightseeing helicopter crashed in the water in New York Harbor.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the River.
  • Thursday: On Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout shares Columbia River facts.
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks more about things you can observe about the river while standing on the shore.
Week of 3/5-3/9/18
Week of 3/5-3/9/18
  • Monday: Monday's Ship Report Minute was broadcast live on Coast Community Radio.
  • Tuesday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the more than 70 shipping containers that went overboard off a Maersk containership traveling in a storm off the US. East Coast.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report Minute, Joanne Rideout talks about an aging wooden ship that sank in Willapa Bay.
  • Thursday: Thursday's
    Ship Report Minute was broadcast live on Coast Community Radio.
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about a deadly fire aboard a containership in the Arabian Sea.
Week of 2/26-3/2/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight, about the expensive but sometimes necessary practice of upland disposal of dredge spoils.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight, about how the Port prepares for disasters like a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake - the Big One.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the bulk carrier that went adrift in the Pacific Ocean after an engine room explosion and fire last week, 120 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Thursday: On  Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the need for a new, younger wave of workers in the maritime industry, as older workers retire.
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the dangerous profession of marine piloting, following the death of a pilot working in Portugal.On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the dangerous profession of marine piloting, following the death of a pilot working in Portugal. On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the dangerous profession of marine piloting, following the death of a pilot working in Portugal.On  Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the dangerous profession of marine piloting, following the death of a pilot working in Portugal. On  Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the dangerous profession of marine piloting, following the death of a pilot working in Portugal.
Week of 2/19-2/23/18
  • Monday: The Ship Report is on shore leave for Presidents Day.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight, about why regular dredging is so essential to port operations. 
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks more with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight, about why regular dredging is so essential to port operations. Dredging is expensive and can only be done at certain times of the year.
  • Thursday: On Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks more with Astoria Port Director Jim Knight about the expense of dredging.
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout continues her discussion with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight, about why dredging can be hazardous as well as costly.
Week of 2/12-2/16/18
  • Monday: The Ship Report is taking a short break today to deal with family medical issues.
  • Tuesday: Joanne is in Portland today as a guest speaker at the Columbia River Steamship Operators Association Forum. See you on the air tomorrow! 
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight about port revenue: how do ports make money and how do they spend it?
  • Thursday: No podcast today. Thursday's Ship Report was pre-empted by special programming on NPR relating to the Florida school shootings.
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Astoria Port Executive Director Jim Knight about logging operations at the port.
Week of 1/29-2/2/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with Coast Guard public information officer Levi Read about how a portable device you can hold in your hand could save your life on the water.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout shares an interview with Coastal Hazards Outreach Specialist Pat Corocoran, about real and imagined tsunami risks on the coast.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about this morning's Super Blood Blue Moon. and how mariners use the moon to navigate.
  • Thursday: On Thursday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout shares commentary from Seaside geologist Tom Horning about what would happen on the ocean floor and beyond during a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. 
  • Friday: On Friday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with USCG Petty Ofc. First Class Levi Read about crabot towboat lanes at sea, and safety. talks with USCG Petty Ofc. First Class Levi Read about crabpot/towboat lanes at sea, and safety.
Week of 1/22-1/26/18
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the massive ship traffic roster for today on the Columbia: 36 ships! That's possibly the biggest roster of ship traffic ever in one day. Much of it was caused by weather backups on the weekend, where 60 foot seas halted traffic across the bar.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the tsunami watch that happened on the US West Coast early this morning, from a 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska.