Coast Guard closes Depoe Bay, Ore., bar

Coast Guard District 13 NewsNEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Columbia River in Astoria, Ore., issued the closure of the Depoe Bay, Ore., bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 12 p.m. Friday.

The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the COTP, Sector Columbia River. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 or Sector Columbia River by telephone at 503-861-6211 for further information or to request crossing.

The Coast Guard will re-evaluate the bar closure on an ongoing basis and will re-open the waterway as soon as the offshore weather improves.

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

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