Coast Guard ends Columbia River safety zone

Coast Guard ends Columbia River safety zone
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will suspend the Columbia River safety zone at 6 p.m. local time, Sunday, opening the river to all vessel traffic. While the safety zone will no longer be in effect, the Coast Guard will continue to work with the Eagle Creek Fire Incident Command to ensure the safety of river users and support the response as needed. Any mariners with concerns about safely navigating...

Coast Guard modifies safety zone on the Columbia River

Coast Guard modifies safety zone on the Columbia River
DEPOE BAY, Ore. — The Coast Guard safety zone established Tuesday restricting vessels for a portion of the Columbia River has been updated and now extends from river mile 126 to 185 (east of Reed Island to the vicinity of the Dalles). Watercraft are allowed in parts of the restricted area, but are required to stay 500 yards away from aircraft engaged in water removal operations, and the river is...

Coast Guard safety zone remains in effect on the Columbia River

Coast Guard safety zone remains in effect on the Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard safety zone established Tuesday restricting vessels from a 20 mile stretch of the Columbia River remains in effect Wednesday. Coast Guard crews have deployed to the affected area and are continually assessing conditions on the Columbia River, and the Coast Guard will evaluate vessel transit requests on a case by case basis. In response to impacts of the Eagle Creek...

Coast Guard closes Columbia River east of Portland due to area forest fires

Coast Guard closes Columbia River east of Portland due to area forest fires
WARRENTON, Ore. — In response to impacts of the Eagle Creek Fire in Central Oregon, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Columbia River established a safety zone Tuesday closing the river to all vessel traffic east of Portland from mile marker 126 to 146. The safety zone, placed in effect at 4:30 p.m., is in effect through the night to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment...