Found kayak highlights the importance of ID info on small boats

Found kayak highlights the importance of ID info on small boats

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.

What’s happening with world trade?

What’s happening with world trade?

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.

Astoria shipyard gets federal grant

Oil glut turns tankers into tanks

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.