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Pilot boat Peacock at CRMM in Astoria: what makes her so special?

The pilot boat Peacock is on display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. You can see her decorated with holiday lights when you drive by. Of all the amazing vessels we have here on the lower Columbia, this one stands out as a true game changer. When she came to live on the river, commerce as we know it was transformed. She made it possible for many ships to come into the river in rough weather, because she was such a capable craft.

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Pilot boat Peacock at CRMM in Astoria: what makes her so special?

The pilot boat Peacock is on display at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. You can see her decorated with holiday lights when you drive by. Of all the amazing vessels we have here on the lower Columbia, this one stands out as a true game changer. When she came to live on the river, commerce as we know it was transformed. She made it possible for many ships to come into the river in rough weather, because she was such a capable craft.

IMO 2020 – Part 5 – Will there be enough new fuel to go around?

Today we continue talking with retired Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Robert Johnson about IMO 2020, new international air pollution regulations for ships that will take effect January 1st.

Today we’ll talk about whether will be is enough of that new fuel to go around come New Year’s Day, and why some countries will not allow retrofitted ships with scrubbers into their ports.

IMO 2020- Part 4 – Under new pollution rules ships will burn cleaner fuel

In Part 3 of our series on the new international air pollution regulations – IMO 2020 – that will start Jan. 1, retired Columbia River Bar Pilot Robert Johnson talks about enforcement (turns out polluting fuel has a signature), the kinds of new fuel ships will carry, and how older ships will retrofit to create less pollution.

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