The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
Part 2 in our series on beaches. Beaches have been called “rivers of sand” because they are changing all the time, in a less dramatic way than water. What are some of the forces that shape our beaches here?
First in a series about beaches – we take them for granted, but where does all that sand come from? And where does it go?
Today we talk about the Jones Act. It’s part of long time maritime legislation in the US aimed at protecting the domestic fleet.
A bit about when the salmon season will open on the West Coast this year. Spoiler alert: recreation season starts on time; commercial season is delayed.
How the heating of the earth in places where it used to be very cold could disrupt a system of heat distribution that has kept the earth habitable for eons.
A look at the day’s ship schedule of those passing Astoria, those anchored and those waiting at sea to enter the river. Interesting stories everywhere.
A look at a disturbing occurrence that’s not as unusual as you might think: Mariners being stranded on ships, going months without pay from their employers, thousands of miles from home.
After the USCG rescues two vessels in distress in one weekend, we take a look at how often the Coast Guard goes out to help, nationwide. The statistics are impressive.
A look at the severe penalties the USCG slaps on people who operate charter boats without the proper licensing, and what you need to be legal. Captains need what’s referred to as a “six-pack” license. And no, it has nothing to do with beer.
An update on the Golden Globe: a solo intentionally low-tech, round the world ocean race designed for smaller yachts.