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Beach safety

This weekend will be gorgeous at the beach. A few tips to keep you smiling and safe in a beautiful but dangerous place.


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


Podcasts
Listen for the day's ship schedule, marine weather, and a some info about
All Things Maritime.

Week of
7/9-7/13/18
  • Monday: Whale strandings have increased recently in the Pacific Northwest. We'll talk about what experts know so far. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Tuesday: The French research vessel Tara leaves Portland today after visiting OMSI and talking about their mission of bringing awareness to the problem of ocean plastics. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Wednesday: A review of how marine pilots get on and off ships - something most of us don't see. (Podcast will be posted after the show airs on Coast Community Radio.)
  • Thursday: An international coalition wants to keep heavy bunker fuel out of the Arctic on cruise ships.
  • Friday: This weekend will be gorgeous at the beach. A few tips to keep you smiling and safe in a beautiful but dangerous place.

Week of 7/2-7/6/18
Week of
7/2-7/6/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: Podcast pending
  • Wednesday: The Ship Report is off for July 4, Independence Day!
  • Thursday: The tragic story of the death of a marine pilot in Texas.
  • Friday: The French sailing research vessel Tara is on the river in Astoria today.

Week of 6/18-6/22/18Week of 6/18-6/22/18Week of
6/25-6/29/18
  • Monday: Podcast pending
  • Tuesday: A new upriver cruise ship is coming to the Columbia River.
  • Wednesday: A bit about light and the length of our days now that we've passed the summer solstice.
  • Thursday: Migrants are having a tough time at sea as well as on land.
  • Friday: A tragic accident at the Port of Longview claims the life of a longshoremen.
Week of
6/18-6/22/18

Week of
6/18-6/22/18
  • Monday: A bit about water safety, in honor of our nice weather.
  • Tuesday: Some tips about cargo on the river.
  • Wednesday: The USCG Buoy Tender Fir leave the Columbia for good.  We'll talk about what a buoy tender does.
  • Thursday: Today our weather forecast includes a "marine layer" that includes cool, almost foggy weather and high humidity. Meanwhile, inland, it's been hot and sunny. What's a marine layer?
  • Friday:

Week of
6/11-6/15/18
  • Monday: A new cargo ship is trying out the concept of a new type of sail to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Tuesday: How do ships see where they're going at night?
  • Wednesday: What's a fish processor?
  • Thursday: Why do ships have different shaped bows?
  • Friday: We'll talk about why ships float.

Week of 6/4-6/8/18
Week of
6/4-6/8/18
  • Monday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Tuesday: When you run a port and need to keep dock space open for deep draft vessels, it can be challenging to deal with all that silt. Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria, Ore., Executive Director Jim Knight. The port dredges over 10 feet of silt annually from its berths.
  • Wednesday: For the next two days, military and other specialized vessels will be traveling upriver to Portland for the annual Rose Festival.
  • Thursday: Tragedy in Rockaway Beach, Ore., as a father and son drown in the surf.
  • Friday: Why do cargo ships mostly  have black hulls and red decks?THursTH WedWedW run a port and need to keep channels open for deep draft vessels, it can be challenging to deal with all that silt. Joanne Rideout talks with Port of Astoria, Ore., Executive Director Jim Knight. The port dredges over 10 feet of silt annually from its berths

Week of 5/28-6/1/18
  • No podcasts available this week.
Week of 5/21-5/25/18
  • Monday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Tuesday: Pyrosomes are showing up in PNW waters and beaches. What's a Pyrosome?
  • Wednesday: The heartbreaking search for a lost crab boat on Willapa Bay.
  • Thursday: No podcast available for this show.
  • Friday: Some tips for having a safe Memorial Day on or near the water.
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.
  • Friday:
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.