The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
What ultimately turned out to be a false positive result on a COVID-19 test ended a cruise prematurely for a Seattle based cruise line.
It’s Buoy 10 fishing season on the lower Columbia, a time that inspires trepidation in the hearts of ship pilots and helmsmen… all those little boats in the channel! We’ll talk about what to remember if you are in one of those small boats and a ship comes by.
Today we’ll talk about mariner fatigue, and how working long hours and not getting enough sleep can be a factor in accidents at sea.
The recent death of a pilot working in a US port shows us the inherent life threatening dangers of being a marine pilot. It’s a hands on job, and a false step or an equipment failure at the wrong time can be fatal. Deaths happen seldom, which is a testament to their professionalism. A look at the work of highly skilled master mariners whose work is largely invisible to the public.
Today we take a look at ship displacement: which means that each time a ship passes by it pushes aside (or displaces) a weight of water equal to its own weight. That’s a lot of water. We’ll listen to a captain explain how it works. Spoiler alert: you want to be very careful to be safely away from ships wihen they pass by.
Cruises in Norway have been halted because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
A new order on US military vessels called “Gangways Up” is causing sailors to be confined to their ships much longer than usual, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cruise industry continues to be heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we’ll talk about the anniversary this week of the 1966 opening of the Astoria Megler Bridge across the Columbia, and share some memories from Long Beach Penisula historian Frank Lehn, who crossed the bridge as a kid on vacation with his family. Frank featured an article about the bridges historic opening on his Facebook Page: The Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook, a great local source for PNW information and photos.
Closer than usual look at the individual ships coming and going on the river today.