Yaquina Bay opened to traffic; mariners should use caution during transit

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River has opened the Yaquina Bar at 12 a.m., Sunday. The COTP, working closely with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Center Pacific, the Army Corps of Engineers Portland District and private contractors, continued to survey Yaquina Bay’s navigational channel, Saturday, as a result of...

Coast Guard searches for wreckage, keeps Yaquina Bay bar closed

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., has ordered the Yaquina Bay bar remained closed, Tuesday, despite improved weather conditions. The Coast Guard is working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and private contractors to locate wreckage of the fishing vessel Chevelle that may pose a hazard to...

Coast Guard closes Yaquina Bay, Columbia River bars

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Columbia River, in Astoria issued the closure of the Yaquina Bay bar and the Columbia River bar, due to hazardous conditions Sunday. 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...