The Ship ReportTM  
         All Things Maritime
     with Joanne Rideout 


Photo: Joanne Rideout © 2008.
  

 
California Maritime ship Golden Bear

Joanne Rideout shares interviews with students on board the California Maritime Academy training ship the Golden Bear.


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

Podcasts
8/14-18/17
  • Monday: On Monday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks about the California Maritime Academy's training ship, The Golden Bear, which is currently docked at the Port of Astoria.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout shares an interview with a student on board the Golden Bear.
  • Wednesday: On Wednesday's Ship Report, Joanne Rideout talks with another student on board the Golden Bear.
  • Thursday: Listen to Coast Community Radio for the Ship Report Minute
  • Friday: Listen to Coast Community Radio for the Ship Report Minute.

Ship Report Minutes

The Fast Scoop on Maritime
News and Info!


10-Minute Ship Reports

Ship Traffic, Marine Weather, News and Interviews


(Monday through Friday. except major holidays)


Hear more Ship Report
Podcasts
Click on the RSS Feed Icon Below,
Where You Can Also
Subscribe:


-----------------------------
The Ship Report
is also broadcast

Weekdays at 8:49 am on
Coast Community Radio
Astoria, Oregon

Follow The Ship Report
on Facebook
www.facebook.com
("The Ship Report")
and
 
  twitter.com/shipreport

_______________________

Since 2003
All materials copyrighted. Do not reproduce
without permission.

This site made entirely of recycled electrons.

Webmaster: Joanne Rideout
ships@shipreport.net

_____________________



Columbia River Ship Traffic
8/16/17

INBOUND
  • Berge Hakodate – Chicago to Longview – Petcoke (Ast~11am/Lgv~3:30pm)

  • Naruto Strait – Japan to Longview – Logs (Ast~12:30am Thurs/Lgv~4am Thurs)

ASTORIA ANCHORAGE

  • Amadeus – Awaiting Orders

  • Clipper Isabella – Awaiting Orders

  • Midland Sky – Awaiting Orders

  • Ocean Venture– Awaiting Orders

OUTBOUND

  • Favorita – to Portland – Potash (Dep~2:30am/Ptld~8:30am)

  • Marsden Point – Dep Longview – Soda Ash (Dep~12:30pm/Ast~4pm)

  • Tientsen – Dep Portland – Scrap Metal (Dep~5pm/Ast~11pm)

  • Santa Cruz – Dep Kalama – Corn, Soy or Wheat (Dep~7pm/Ast~Midnight)

  • ATB Dublin Sea – Dep Portland – Petroleum (Dep~11pm/Ast~5am Thurs)

  • ANSAC Moon Bear – Dep Portland – Soda Ash (Dep~Midnight/Ast~6am Thurs)

____________________________________

Information about
Pacific Northwest coast bar closures:

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/marine/bars_mover.php

Also on Facebook and Twitter: USCG Pacific Northwest

_____________________________


When's High Tide where you are? Find Tidal info at
www.saltwatertides.com


__________________________________________________

A
pproximate Vessel Travel Times:
(Times vary according to tidal conditions, current, weather,
and individual vessel horsepower)
  • Portland/Vancouver -Astoria: 6-8 hours
  • Kalama -Astoria: 5 hours
  • Longview -Astoria: 3.5 hours
  • Columbia River Bar - Astoria: 1.5 hours
___________________________________________________

Tide Notes:
  • Tide times are often listed in 24 hour time - for times after noon, subtract 1200 from the time to get regular clock time. Ex: 1300 hrs - 1200 = 1:00 pm)
  • Also, tides are referenced to Mean Lower Low Water, a reference point for depth on many nautical charts. MLLW is the average of the lower of the two low tides in a day, over a 19-year cycle. Minus tides are lower than MLLW.
  • If you're right on the coast, subtract an hour from these times. Upriver, highs and lows happen later. For instance, in Knappa, add an hour. In Clatskanie, add 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Ship Horn Signals
Commonly Heard off Astoria:
  • One prolonged blast every two minutes or less: vessel operating in fog.

  • Five consecutive horn blasts:  warning signal that means literally "I do not know your intention." This generally means another vessel is in the way of a ship in the channel, and is being asked to move before they collide.

  • Three short blasts: Vessel going in reverse

  • One long blast followed by three short: signal for the change of pilots. Soon after this signal, you'll see the pilot launch Arrow II head out to a passing ship, to facilitate the transfer of bar and river pilots.
  • Note: "Pilot transfer" is when a pilot disembarks or boards a ship. Ships generally must by law have a river or bar pilot on board when they are on the Columbia or Willamette Rivers. The bar and river pilots have separate pilotage grounds defined by the Oregon Legislature.


Revelers gather every December in Ilwaco, Wash.,
for the ceremonial lighting of the World's Tallest Crab Pot
Christmas Tree. Photo: Dirk Sweringen © 2008.


The R/V Marcus G. Langseth in a gale
                              off Tonga
The R/V Marcus G. Langseth takes seas over the rail in a gale off
Tonga in the South Pacific. Photo: Ted Koczynski
© 2009.

The Marcus G. Langseth is a seismic research vessel owned by the
National Science Foundation and operated by Columbia University.
She spent several months in Astoria in the fall of both 2008 and 2009,
at the Port of Astoria. In early December, she headed to the shipyard
in Portland for some needed maintenance and repairs.
She headed back out to sea in early 2010.


Bulletin Board:

Podcasts of Herb Mindt's Fish Report are now available on the Coast Community Radio website at coastradio.org

Check out the Ship Report on Oregon Public Broadcasting's
Oregon Field Guide
!
Click here to watch!


Hear the Coast Community Radio interview with author Jonathan White. Graham Nystrom interviews White about his new book, Tides. Click here.

Find out more about local sailing opportunities in Astoria at:
astoriayachtclub.com

Tsunami inundation maps for the Oregon Coast

Tsunami inundation maps for the Washington Coast


________________________________

The Ship Report will have a new, updated website soon. Construction underway! Please stay tuned.
:-)

______________________________________

The USCG is seeking the public's help to find a person who has made 22 false distress calls to the Coast Guard from the lower Columbia area since April. If you have any leads, please call the U.S. Coast Guard at 503-338-9021.

Millennium Bulk Terminal Project in Longview.

Where you can submit Public Comment on various environmental issues

___________________________________________
 
Ship's Store
  • Shipwatching Guide - A handy foldout guide that will teach you how to identify the ships you see.

  • Fisher Poets CD - Recorded live in 2006 at the 11th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Ore. Sales benefit Coast Community Radio in Astoria.
Credit cards accepted

___________________

Ship Report
                                                  Creator and Producer
                                                  Joanne Rideout
Ship Report Producer Joanne Rideout
inside the research submersible Alvin.

The Ship Report
is a daily podcast about ship traffic from around the world, along with recorded interviews with mariners and other nautical folk about issues ranging from piracy to life at sea. Producer Joanne Rideout is a journalist and photographer who created The Ship Report in 2005. Since then Joanne and has been interviewing, writing and photographing the maritime world and its interesting people
as much as she possibly can.
_________________________

Links

Washington King Tide Photo Initiative

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald [video]

Video: Impressive Coast Guard Rescue of HMS Bounty crew

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

See the film BOATLIFT, about how mariners came to the rescue in 9/11 NYC.
 

Check out the Blog
Hooked for  the survival story of the "Man in the Fish Tote."


Patrick Dixon, Marine Photographer and Writer

Fisher Poets: In the Tote - Poems, Stories, Songs of the Sea


Contact The Ship Report

NOAA Marine Debris Program

Email NOAA about tsuanmi debris

Maritime question? Email ships@shipreport.net

Tsunami inundation and evacuation route maps
for the Oregon Coast


Tsunami inundation maps for the Washington Coast

Download Astoria's
New Year's Eve Ship Horns!


Water and Steel Blog

maritimefolknet.org

sethtane.com

Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Fisher Poets Gathering

Tsunami Prep for Mariners

Clatsop Spit Waverider Buoy

Marine Traffic Website

NOAA Portland

Columbia Pacific Photo Blog


Columbia River Bar Pilots

Columbia River Pilots

Columbia River
Maritime Museum

Dictionary of
Maritime Terms

Data Buoys

Cape Disappointment
Coast Guard Station

Coast Community Radio

Cool Ship Watching Spots

Email




_______________