The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
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.
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.
Part 2 of my two day series on Car Ships – I’m sharing excerpts from an interview I did in 2006 with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Robert Johnson. All about those bulky ships we see on the river can carry cars.
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!
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.
The coronavirus continues to dominate the news, and repercussions continue for the shipping industry. Today, a look at the effects on container shipping, which is where we in the U.S. get 90 percent of everything.
The second part of a two part series on pilot boats – what they are, what they do, and how helicopters fit in the picture. From an interview I did a few years back with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Mike Tierney.
Today we hear the first segment in a two-part interview I did a few years back with Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Mike Tierney, all about pilot boats and what they do.
This coming weekend marks the last of this winter season’s King Tides. These higher than normal high tides happen four times a year each winter. They bring with them flooding and sneaker wave risk, especially when coupled with inclement winter weather.
Some lucky sailors were rescued at sea by a passing ship that just happened to see them floating in a plastic tank, where they had been for 19 days.