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When conditions get cold at sea there is always the risk of ice, on decks, rigging and gear. Ice can cause boats to become top heavy and dangerously unstable. It’s a real risk for Pacific Northwest fishermen who are often doing their work in the worst weather of the year in winter months.
More from my interview with Captain Jeremy Smith, USCG Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. We’re talking about ships at anchor in the river and how security and other issues are handled there.
We continue hearing excerpts from my interview with Captain Jeremy Smith, USCG Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. We’ll hear more about the unseen but vital role the Coast Guard plays in security and safety of arriving ships on the river.
Many mariners spend holidays at sea. Wise captains make sure they have good food and a comforting atmosphere to help sailors feel less lonely away from home.
An accident on the beach in Tillamook County is a case in point about safety near the ocean. A few minutes of goofing around in the surf zone quickly morphed into a destroyed vehicle and serious injury for someone trapped inside.
We resume our look at Coast Guard operations on arriving cargo ships, with an excerpt from my recent interview with Capt. Jeremy Smith, USCG commander of Air Station Astoria, and Captain of the Port, Columbia River Sector.
This Christmas Eve show is dedicated to all mariners working on the holidays. Hear the story of “A Coastal Christmas,” in which Santa is rescued by crabbers and the Coast Guard, and a Christmas disaster is averted. A charming take on “The Night Before Christmas” by Long Beach Peninsula writer Lynette Rae McAdams. The book is illustrated by Astoria artist Sally Lackaff. Available in bookstores around the region. Music “Waiting for Saint Nick,” by Seattle singer-songwriter Larry Murante.
Part two of an interview with USCG Capt. Jeremy Smith, commander of Air Station Astoria and Captain of the Port.
Part 1 of an interview with USCG Capt. Jeremy Smith, commander of air station Astoria and the Captain of the Port.
Looking down the PNW coast, all of the waterways that open into the ocean are under some kind of vessel restriction today.