The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
A Beaverton man died in the ocean in a paragliding accident at Cape Lookout.
The ship that ran aground on the Columbia this week suffered from rudder failure. We’ll talk about how that can cause a ship to hit bottom.
There’s a ship aground on the Columbia, a rare occurrence. She had to wait for high tide to float free. An example of how pilots and crews “shoehorn” ships through a narrow channel with just a few feet of water under the keel.
Right now in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from land, two severely damaged sailboats are getting the timely rescue assistance they need, thanks to a lifesaving system called AMVER, in which commercial vessels agree to come to the aid of other vessels in trouble.
Yesterday I talked with you about the harrowing rescue of the owners of the sailboat Kelaerin, which was swamped by a rogue wave off the coast of Washington and rescued by the Coast Guard. Their initially tragic story took a turn for the rare and wonderful – now they’re enjoying the happiest of endings.
The incredible story of a couple who have spent decades sailing together and were coming home to Bellingham from a circumnavigation, when their boat was swamped by a rogue wave off the coast of Washington. An amazing tale with an unexpected ending.
Today we look at who’s coming and going on the river in more depth – each each vessel has a story.
In the maritime industry, vessels in coastal areas can be grouped into blue and brown water craft. Blue water refers to open ocean and brown water tends to mean coastal or domestic vessels that ply local waters. We have both here on the Columbia, making for a very interesting and interrelated mix of vessels all serving the needs of commerce.
There was an earthquake in Ocean Shores, Washington, north of Gray’s Harbor. Is it a precursor to the Big One?
The police sergeant on the TV show “Hill Street Blues” made that phrase famous when he said it each morning to patrol officers hitting the streets. I’d like to say the same to people visiting the PNW shore each year. Even though you’re on vacation, be careful out there. Three recent rescues, one with a tragic ending, happened in one weekend here in Oregon. All could have been prevented.