The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
Today we’re talking about rip currents – areas at the beach where water is rushing at high speed out to sea. Learn how to read the water and save your life and the life of your loved ones.
The commercial fishing industry is a huge economic driver on the coast. But most people don’t realize that the fresh-caught, wild fish we love so much is caught, for the most part, by small business owners, fishermen and women who go out in relatively small boats, catching fish and crab in horrible weather. Today’s show is about appreciating the people who catch our dinner.
We see pilot boats working on the waterfront all the time. What are they and why are they important?
This week we have a rainy weather pattern that’s more typical of late fall than summer. We’ll talk about the weather and what it means for the PNW to have rain in the summer like this.
Recent earthquakes in California have us wondering whether the Oregon coast will be next. Today we talk about whether, in this case, the two regions are seismically connected.
Recent events on the coast where people have gotten into severe trouble on the water show us the power of water. Today we talk about the immense forces at play where turbulent water meets beaches, ships and people, and why we should all treat all bodies of water with great respect.
New hybrid ships that use a combination of electricity and fossil fuels are becoming more common. The Prius’s of the sea. We’ll talk about how far they’ve come in creating less pollution and a lower carbon footprint in the world.
There’s a total eclipse happening today, but it’s only visible in parts of the western Pacific and South America. We;ll talk about eclipses.
Exceptionally low tides this week on the Oregon coast will reeal the Ghost Forest of Neskowin, a forest that once stood before it was obliterated by a tsunami in the 1700s. Very low tides happen a few times year and are an opportunity to see things normally covered by water.
Autonomous ships, or ships that have no people on board, are being introduced slowly in certain areas where it’s feasible to operate vessels like this. We’ll talk about new autonomous ships and where they are working now in the world.