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On Thursday's Ship Report, we talk more about the natural gas fire in the Gulf of Mexico. This fire is hot enough to melt steel, and it is slowly destroying the rig attached to the gas well. I started thinking about how hot it would have to be to actually melt steel, so we'll talk about temperatures - and also about methane in general. It turns out that melting arctic ice, not gas mining, could soon release massive quantities of this greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. This could rapidly accelerate the effects of climate change on Earth. The USCG photo below shows the gas rig in flames. Podcast at www.shipreport.net.
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On Tuesday's Ship Report, we do an update on the salvage operation and court case over the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia. Her captain is being prosecuted in Italian court for his role in the disaster, which happened last January off the Tuscany coast. In the eyes of many professional mariners, his behavior constituted a breach of honor. It's a time-honored tradition that captains are the last to leave their ships if something goes wrong. I this case, the captain was among the first to flee, while thousands of passengers and crew were still on board struggling to get to safety. More than 30 died in the wreck. The ship remains on its side in shallow water off the coast of Tuscany, as salvage crews attempt something never done before on this scale: they plan to refloat the ship and tow it away. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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On Wednesday's Ship Report, we talk about a labor dispute that temporarily disrupted cargo operations yesterday at the Port of Kalama on the Columbia. It shows how many parts there are to the huge supply chain that brings our goods to us. If any one part ceases to function, the whole thing can't work. So each item you pick up off the shelf in a store represents the collective effort of many people, and that's just the transportation end of things! Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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On Monday's Ship Report, we talk about a rescue mission going on in the middle of the Pacific, after a man fell off a 38-ft. sailboat, at night, 500 miles from the nearest shore, which is tiny Midway Atoll. The water's warm, he's young, and he has a lifejacket, so those are elements in his favor. But it's a lonely, sad thing to think of him out there somewhere. Send good thoughts to the Coast Guard, who are doing their best to find him today. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
INBOUND. Oriente Victoria – Japan to Vancouver – Copper Concentrate (Ast~3am/Vanc~9am); English Bay – China to Portland – Petroleum (Ast~9am/Ptld~3pm); Genco Muse – China to Astoria Anchorage – Potash...
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New Blog Post: Spam Poetry | http://darusha.ca/blog/spam-poetry/
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Whoa! Machine-generated poetry! I love AI. :)
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On Thursday's Ship Report, we'll talk about a significant but little-known maritime safety risk: electroshock drowning. It happens in freshwater marinas where stray voltage from moored boats can leak into the water and kill people swimming nearby. It's an unseen risk that kills about 100 people ever year, a number of them children. Special thanks to Columbia River Marine Assistance and Boating Magazine for the information in this report. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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I went to Seattle's Folklife Festival this weekend. Fun! Here are some pics...
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On Thursday's Ship Report we talk about AMVER, the automated mutual assistance vessel rescue system. It's an alliance between the USCG and commercial vessels. Vessels become voluntary members and they agree to help the Coast Guard answer distress calls at sea. In doing so they become part of a radio and satellite network that enhances response. Together they have saved thousands of lives since 1958 when the organization started. It's an idea that was prompted by the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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On Thursday's Ship Report, we talk about how you might step in and save a life someday, by learning how to recognize when someone is drowning in the water. The danger signs aren't what you might think. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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On Monday's Ship Report, we take a look at the practice of shipbreaking, as the Port of Astoria considers whether to allow a shipbreaking business to rent space at port property at Tongue Point. Podcast at www.shipreport.net
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In today’s interconnected and globalized world, it is now commonplace for people of dissimilar world views, faiths and races to live side by side. It is a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find ways to cooperate with one another in a spirit of mutual acceptance and respect.
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On Friday's Ship Report, we talk about patterns and cycles in the maritime environment and how observing them and "going with the flow" is essential and revealing. One big maritime pattern is tides - huge changes that happen with such regularity that we can create tables that accurately predict when they will happen. One thing is sure: the only constant is change. Podcast www.shipreport.net
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I'm the creator and producer of The Ship Report, a podcast and radio show "about all things maritime.," available at www.shipreport.net
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I'm a journalist, photographer and creator of the podcast, The Ship Report
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I'm also the general manager of Coast Community Radio in Astoria, Oregon. www.coastradio.org.
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