The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
Today we take a look at the warmer but much wetter weather we’re having today on the Upper Left Edge. It’s messy and uncomfortable on land, but much worse offshore. We’ll take a look at where wave heights might be in a few days, and revisit one of my favorite nautical references: the Beaufort Wind Scale. Devised in 1805 by a British Naval Officer, it’s still relevant today.
The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver, WA , has been serving visiting marines for more than half a century. Center Executive Director Kent Williams explains in this interview excerpt how the center came to be, after an adventurous young woman traveled to Asia on board a cargo ship and decided mariners needed a home away from home when they were in the States.
When sailors come to the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver USA, they have many options.. Among them:: they can access houses of worship, go shopping, or sometimes just sit in a quiet room for awhile to enjoy some peace.
In Part 2 of my series on the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center at the Port of Vancouver, Wash., we hear from Executive Director Kent Williams, who talks a bit about the center’s history and role in the maritime community.
Nestled in the midst of a huge industrial area on the Port of Vancouver waterfront is a friendly looking building that is a haven for sailors who are far from home. The Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center has been around for more than a half century, We’ll learn what they do and a bit about the people they serve.
Friction is at play everywhere in the maritime world, from how fast ships go to how big waves become.
Today we talk about how a Norwegian shipping company is using bird poop and other biomass to power its ships.
With recent big surf on the coast, experts are warning us about the potential for “Sneaker Waves” large waves that rise up out of nowhere and are much larger than surrounding surf. Beachgoers have been swept away by them.
Listeners have asked recently what effect Trump administration tariffs will have on Columbia River ship traffic? Today we take a look at the serious changes coming to the Port of Astoria as the port faces 25 percent tariffs on exports to China in January.
An ongoing look at the potential for sail power on modern cargo vessels. It’s being seriously explored by ship builders, as fuel costs rise and pollution regulations tighten worldwide.