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Plane crash debris prompts USCG search and rescue effort

USCG crews on the Columbia River spent part of Monday searching for survivors of a plane crash after a Good Samaritan reported wreckage near Kalama. The debris turned out to be from a crash last March. We'll talk about how the Coast Guard handles rescues, and how you can prevent an accidental false alarm emergency call. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard Pacific Northwest on Facebook

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Plane crash debris prompts USCG search and rescue effort

USCG crews on the Columbia River spent part of Monday searching for survivors of a plane crash after a Good Samaritan reported wreckage near Kalama. The debris turned out to be from a crash last March. We’ll talk about how the Coast Guard handles rescues, and how you can prevent an accidental false alarm emergency call.

Photo courtesy US Coast Guard Pacific Northwest on Facebook

Liquefaction: a dangeous twist of physics that makes some cargoes dangerous

Today we’ll talk about liquefaction: the tendency of some cargoes that are solid (certain kinds of mineral ores), but can behave like liquids in a cargo hold under certain conditions. It’s a dangeous consequence of basic physics and how cargoes are loaded and stored. If that happens, it’s not a ship you want to be on.

A bit about that Heat Dome and how it relates to the Pacific Ocean

What’s wth this “heat dome” situation we’ve been experiencing in the Pacific Northwest, in areas that are normally cool? We’ll talk today about what causes a heat dome to occur. Part of it has to do with ocean temperatures in the Pacific.

Image courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Another cruise ship will be stored in Astoria

The Port of Astoria has made arrangements to store another ocean-going cruise ship at the port docks. She’s a U.S flag cruise ships called the “American Pride” and she is normally based in Hawaii where she takes passengers between island ports there.

Image of the American Pride, courtesy James Brennan from Molokai Hawaii, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Today marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere

Today is one of two annual astronomical solstice events. This one we call the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

We’ll talk about what’s happening out there in space that so deeply affects us here on Earth.

This image courtesy of photographer Andrew Dunn, www.andrewdunnphoto.com and Wikimedia Commons.

Steep rises in shipping costs mean higher prices for consumers

As the effects of the pandemic continue in global shipping, we’re seeing prices rise sharply on container goods. The result could be higher prices on familiar goods, like coffee, toys and furniture. Some goods like anchovies and olives, could be hard to come by in some places.

The cruise ship Pride of America is in Astoria today: here’s why

Yesterday a huge (927-foot-long) cruise ship sailed into the Columbia River and docked at the Port of Astoria. Since cruises don’t restart until July in the U.S., what is she doing here? Turns out she’s only here for a short stop, then on to Portland for maintenance before the season begins. But this is not your ordinary cruise ship…

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