The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
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.
Today we hear more from my interview with Columbia River Bar Pilot Dan Jordan about how to stay safe when you’re in a small boat on the river and a big ship comes by.
Another death by rip current on the Oregon Coast. Learn what to look for and be careful out there. The dangers are real.
Each year in August on the lower Columbia near Astoria, the river fills up with hopeful recreational fishers in small boats, hoping to land that big salmon catch. At the same time, giant cargo ships are also doing their work, carrying goods to and from port. Today begins a 6-part interview with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Dan Jordan, who explains the hazards and challenges that come up when small boats and ships try to occupy the same space.
The Astoria Megler Bridge opened in 1966, ending ferry service across the Columbia between Oregon and Washington from Astoria. The bridge was a real game changer and an architectural feat.