The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:

Carships, Part 3

Well, I started listening to more of this great archive interview from 2006 with Capt. Robert Johnson, Columbia River Bar Pilot, all about car ships, and there was such good info in it that I decided that last week's two part series should be extended a bit more. Today we hear more about these giant ships that carry vehicles, and especially about the difficulties handling them on the bar and on the river in bad weather.

Archive Podcasts:

Carships, Part 3

Well, I started listening to more of this great archive interview from 2006 with Capt. Robert Johnson, Columbia River Bar Pilot, all about car ships, and there was such good info in it that I decided that last week’s two part series should be extended a bit more. Today we hear more about these giant ships that carry vehicles, and especially about the difficulties handling them on the bar and on the river in bad weather.

Ship handling: art and science

This week we continue hearing excerpts from an archive interview I did in 2006 with Capt. Robert Johnson, Columbia River Bar Pilot, about car ships. The interview evolved into a discussion on ship handling, GM, righting arm and other specialized subjects that engineers and professional mariners know well, but we ordinary mortals are not necessarily familiar with. Fascinating stuff about how and why ships stay afloat and don’t just flip over and sink. So here’s more on car ships and ship handling Capt. Johnson.

Car Ships, Part 1

Today and tomorrow, I’m taking a short break from the Ship Report and I have something special for you. We’ll hear from an archive Ship Report interview from 2006, when I talked with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Robert Johnson about car ships, those odd-looking, blocky vessels that bring us all our cars. This interview was full of fascinating information. Enjoy!

CBD and the U.S. Coast Guard

This week the U.S. Coast Guard issued a warning to their personnel: beware of using products that contain CBD, a non-psychoactive compound derived from marijuana, used for pain relief and other benefits. Experts warn that even trace amounts of THC in such products can cause a positive result on a drug test. Since marijuana is             illegal under federal law, this can lead to mandatory suspension and other unwanted, career ending consequences.

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