Coast Guard closes Tillamook Bay, Umpqua River bars

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard NewsASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Capt. of the Port, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., has closed the Tillamook Bay and Umpqua River, Ore., bars, Sunday, due to hazardous conditions.

The bar closures apply to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to re-opening must be approved by COPT, Sector Columbia River. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 for further information or to request crossing.

The Coast Guard will be re-evaluating the bar closures on an ongoing basis and expect to re-open the waterway as soon as the offshore weather improves.

The Coast Guard understands the effects closures have on commerce and will make every effort to re-open these waterways as soon as they are considered safe for navigation.

The Columbia River and Depoe Bay, Ore., bars remain closed as well.

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