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Cruise ships sidelined by coronavirus fears could become floating hospitals to take the strain off land based facililties in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The story of cruise ships and coronavirus is developing fast – more today.
Another statement from Astoria, Clatsop County and the Port of Astoria about cruise ships coming to town for the spring season.
An update on the status of the Grand Princess, a cruise ship waiting off San Francisco with coronavirus patients on board.
The city of Astoria, Clatsop County and the Port of Astoria made a joint statement this week about the future of the 2020 cruise ship season.
This cruise ship, her crew and passengers are in a world of hurt thanks to the novel coronavirus. They’re also on the schedule to come to Astoria. We’ll learn more.
I first came across this term “Crazy Ivan” when I was watching one of my favorite movies, “The Hunt for Red October.” It’s about a Russian sub captain who wants to defect to the US during the Cold War. In the film, a US sub is trailing a Russian sub, and all of sudden, the Russians do a “Crazy Ivan.” Turns out it was a real thing.
Want to go to sea in a beautiful pea green boat? You’ll need more than honey and plenty of money, as the children’s song says. I asked blue water sailor Capt. Russ Roberts for his take on how to prepare for an ocean sailing voyage.
The annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon is done for another year. What a great weekend it was! One of the talents welcomed back this year after several years away was Jon Campbell – inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame for his musical achievements in his home state, Jon is a delight for audiences, who love his smart, curmudeonly take on the culture of fishing. We’ll hear a song he wrote about the Long Beach Peninsula.
Fisher poet, songwriter and musician Mark Alan Lovewell was today’s guest on the Ship Reporrt. He’s from Martha’s Vineyard, and is visiting Astoria for the 23rd Annual Fisher Poets Gathering. I was fortunate to have him as my guest live on the air today He’s a passionate advocate of fishermen and the fishing life. Hear him sing part of his iconic song, “Fishing Boat Sarah,” about what a boat means in the lives of a fishing family.