Scientists have known for a long time that magnetic north moves fro place to place. But its migration has sped up in recent years. That could have a big effect on mariners, and folks on land with smart phones.
A new rescue drone, called E.M.I.L.Y., can be deployed from the beach to rescue people in trouble in the water. The Long Beach Peninsula has one. It could be a boon for people caught in a rip current.
Today we conclude our chat with Columbia River Bar Pilot Dan Jordan about risks for ships and boats on the river during the August salmon season. Today we talk more about how ship speed is deceiving, and is easy to misjudge – and how that can lead to close calls.
Another excerpt from my interview with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Dan Jordan about the Buoy 10 salmon fishery and the unique risks it poses for small boats and huge ships.
Each summer on the river marine pilots worry about small boats who get in the way of big ships as they try to land a big salmon. Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Dan Jordan shares more tips on how to stay safe on the river.
There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to safety on the river involving ships and boats.