Today we’ll talk about an emply kayak found floating in the waters off Hawaii, and how such found small boats can trigger rescue searches, even if the boat just drifted loose on its own, and what owners can do to save rescuers valuable time and resources.
Note: Photo of the Steadfast appears here courtesy of the US Coast Guard.
Today we’ll talk about one of Astoria’s hometown ships: the USCG cutter Steadfast – “El Tiburon Blanco.”
She and her crew just returned home to Astoria from a tour of duty at sea.
A local story about an Astoria shipyard at Tongue Point that has received a federal grant for over $500k.
The same sort of resonance that makes sneaker waves rise up seemingly out of nowhere, happens on a much larger scale far out at sea, where giant rogue waves swamp ships with recordbreaking wave heights.
A quick look at world shipping: China may be emerging from its coronavirus woes, and the IMO urges ports worldwide to remain open to maintain the flow of goods, and ship traffic.
Note: The lovely photo accompanying this post was taken by Astoria photographer Scott Saulsbury. You’ll find his iconic shots on his Facebook page, and also in this book: https://www.blurb.com/b/5184191-light-water-and-steel
Many thanks to Scott for the use of his image of a bulk carrier docked in Astoria.
Off the west coast of the US, there’s an odd sort of ship showing up these days: oil tankers, more than two dozen off California, that have come there not to deliver or pickup up cargo, but to sit at anchor and store it, as petroleum futures hit record lows.