The Ship Report
A look at the backlog of containerships anchored in Puget Sound right now, and a look at how Puget Sound and the Columbia River compare as waterways: they’re quite different in interesting ways and su
More today about lightning and ships: Studies have shown a clear link between ship particulate air pollution and increased lightning activity. Scientists have tracked significantly more lightning stri
Today a story about a local waterfront causeway and breakwater that finally gave way after years of deferred maintenance, collapsing part of the dock into the water and making it completely unusable.
Today, a listener question about lightning and ships. What happens when a ship is struck by lightning? As it turns out, cargo ships are often good conductors because they are made of metal that is mos
Today, we commemorate the wreck of the sailing cargo ship Oriole, which sank 168 years ago Saturday on the the Columbia River Bar. She was carrying the materials to build the Cape Disappointment light
Today we celebrate the return of rain to the dry Pacific Northwest (forecast for later this week, fingers crossed), and a look at a call from the CEO of the largest shipping company in the world for a
In the midst of all the sad and horrific remembrances of the 9/11 terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, a some events stand out as triumphs of the human spirit in a time of tragedy. One of those in
The Delta variant seems to be a new ballgame in the pandemic in terms of worldwide shipping, hammering markets that previously seemed to be rebounding. Today we’ll talk about this dangerous variant’s
The new Delta variant of COVID is popping up on cruises now that they’ve started carrying passengers again. With its more contagious profile and ability to spread via vaccinated people too, it’s turni
Today is the final installment in our five-part series on cargo hold inspections, featuring Dan Sealy, a cargo hold inspector who works on ships in the Astoria Anchorage.