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Old 09-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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In case you were wondering what was going on when the ships were blasting their horns so much this past Labor Day weekend, here's some visual accompaniment. Little boats refusing to move for big boats... they must not be familiar with Newtonian Physics. C.W.





















Watch that little white boat!

















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Old 09-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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I really hope some of those people didn't or don't breed. no fish is worth a life.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Looks like the little white boat got to ride the bow wave! Great photos CW!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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Wow, crazy photos! Some real rocket surgeons there
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Wow, crazy photos! Some real rocket surgeons there
We were anchored up at Kalama today and a Sherriff boat came ahead of this huge container ship and cleared the channel of idiots. It looks like the Longview area could have used an idiot remover with a ticket book. Lady would have been a great day to collect some quick ticket cash. I would love to see the CG or Sherriff come through and make examples out of about 30-40 boats. Word would get out and I think lot of this would change.

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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I almost saw someone get killed the other day in longview because he wouldn't move. He had plenty of notice, never let go of his anchor, and when that ship was getting close I thought he was gonna get rammed for sure. He was literally so close he probably could have reached out and touched the ship passing by!

Definitely closer than the boat in those pics. It was crazy.

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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Which shipping co. is going to be the first one sued....because some idiot wouldn't move, and his boat gets crushed?!
With he and his passengers in it!!!

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
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Only until they get killed will they learn their lesson.
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Idiots! (in the little white boat.)

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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all those containers are heading to a walmart near you.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #11
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Wow that is a great photo essay of a disturbing display of stupidity.
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all those containers are heading to a walmart near you.
Ehh ive unloaded quite a few of those for Freddys....
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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A couple weeks ago two LOADED ships MET right in that spot. If that would have happened on that day they would have taken out SEVERAL of those boats!!

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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Woodland today, I saw a couple boats lose their anchors and balls to ships. When The sheriff says move don't just drop off anchor, your going to lose it. I wise they would write some tickets, someone is going to get hurt. I wonder if those ships that snag up anchor set ups can lose power or jam a rudder if bound up. That could cause a real problem.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #15
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Fished Tongue point the last couple of days and the Sheriffs boat did a great job of clearing the morons out of the channel. Lights and horn blasting , and running from one side of the lane to the other. Also using the PA to get the attention of the real dimwits. Great pics, thanks for posting.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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I wonder how long it will be before the sportfishing fleet is only allowed to fish in the side channels like the gillnetters ? At some point in time the coast guard may become involved & that wouldn't be good
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #17
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Let the ships hit the dummies. Weed out the shallow end of the gene pool.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #18
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When that ship came throught St Helens he was blasting 5's I'll bet 1 1/2 miles above the Lewis River. We were above the Lewis and 145 ft out of the shipping channel, you hold your spot right ? . Well my white neckeled 1st mate (dearest wife ) thought it was a good time for a bank brake, so $19.45 later spent at the local gas dock with fresher coffee we returned. Later a boat ancored up that had been down lower on the river, and was told by the Sheriff boat to move 5 or 6 boats deep, and they were out of the shipping channel. I know when the man speaks you move but the mess that followed from the tangeled ancor lines sounded like it took a dangerous action and made it worse.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #19
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here is our fav for the week. it isn't like the fishing has been white hot... what do you have to lose in getting the heck out of the way?

watching all the close calls is like loitering at the ramp - morbidly fascinating to watch what goes on.



that back boat looks like he is checking for wet paint.
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i witnessed the hanjin cargo ship take a guys anchor and ball that he left in the channel fishing by himself when the mayhem began at the mouth of the lewis. Be careful out there.... oh and the bite has not been cooperative lately
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Wow! Nothing like a falling container accidentally sinking your fishing boat, if the ship doesn't hit you first.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #22
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We were fishing the Kalama area yesterday morning. Saw that big container ship come down. I swear we could hear him coming for over an hour before he even got within sight. Must have been blasting his horn the entire way down river.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #23
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A bunch of them are lucky the river pilot slowed this ship down to a minimum. I love fishing but I can't see putting myself or others in a really dangerous position. Not to bright is the only thing I can say here about them.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:24 AM   #24
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Woodland today, I saw a couple boats lose their anchors and balls to ships. When The sheriff says move don't just drop off anchor, your going to lose it. I wise they would write some tickets, someone is going to get hurt. I wonder if those ships that snag up anchor set ups can lose power or jam a rudder if bound up. That could cause a real problem.
Sheriff ought to come back and at least issue warnings to the guys that don't pick up thier anchor & ball.

With the length of time it took some people to get their ball and anchor back in, they didn't clear out in time for the ship.
Suggestion is to get on it as soon as you hear/see the ship and possibly, if you are not accustomed to it, run a test run before a ship does come through. Reel in lines, put up rods, bring in socks, motor up past ball (preferrably without tangling your anchor rope around your prop) and gather up line and ball and anchor. for most people trained at this, it takes 5-7 minutes. A rookie can take up to 20 minutes.

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the mess that followed from the tangeled ancor lines sounded like it took a dangerous action and made it worse.
The tangled mess was surely dangerous. Guy just up and ran off without his anchor, ball and rope.

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We were anchored up at Kalama today and a Sherriff boat came ahead of this huge container ship and cleared the channel of idiots. It looks like the Longview area could have used an idiot remover with a ticket book. Lady would have been a great day to collect some quick ticket cash. I would love to see the CG or Sherriff come through and make examples out of about 30-40 boats. Word would get out and I think lot of this would change.
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Little boat in the end of CCW's post did get issued a citation. Sheriff came back later and put on the lights and was stopped for quite a while. Boat pulled anchor and left after that.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #25
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Almost some chicken nuggets!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #26
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Also a good reason to have a VHF radio and have it "on" scanning the regular channels... This year the coast guard has been broadcasting warnings about violating "Rule 9".

All of the ships this year have also been broadcasting on VHF their location and if they are inbound or outbound. Of course I'll guess none if the idiots in the photo's even know what a VHF is...
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Amazing photos including the crossed arms of the guy in the white boat. It looked to me like that must have been a really hot part of the river compared to the rest of the Columbia. I have to say I don't understand the facination with anchoring in the middle of the river near a bunch of other boats.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #28
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the guy in the white boat is lucky that container is not dragging him out to sea. spent 10 years in the navy. if you were that close to one of navy ships you would be in handcuffs thanks to the navy or the coast guard. is a fish worth your life
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Also a good reason to have a VHF radio and have it "on" scanning the regular channels... This year the coast guard has been broadcasting warnings about violating "Rule 9".

All of the ships this year have also been broadcasting on VHF their location and if they are inbound or outbound. Of course I'll guess none if the idiots in the photo's even know what a VHF is...
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Maybe they look closer than they actually are in the picture..

You'd have to be really brave or dumb!
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #32
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Witnessed the mess in Woodland! I'm just glad no one got hurt...or worse. It was almost better than people watching in Walmart. The guy toward the bottom of the hog lines was LUCKY......from my vantage point he pulled his anchor directly into the path of the ship and barely made it across before the ship passed him. He went from a bad situation to WORSE! I saw 4 separate anchor messes but not all of them were caused by moving for ships. One guy some how pulled his anchor from our line up threw the next line and tangled two boats directly up from us, he handed his whole anchor system off to one of the affected boats and took off.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #33
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The commercial traffic in the channel does have the right of way, as WaterDog reminds in his reference to "rule 9".

Having the VHF on seems like a no-brainer to me, but I guess that presumes "brain".

If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can watch the ships in real-time motion at http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ ... type Columbia River into the search box.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #34
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Maybe they look closer than they actually are in the picture..

You'd have to be really brave or dumb!
I saw mist of the incidents that were photographed.... Looked accurate to me. Personally I'm glad this is getting posted as these boat owners...literally 1% of the people out there...are the ones that are going to mess it up for the rest of us.

Some years the sheriff boats have done enforcement stings and tucked in behind the freighter. I'D like to see that happen again.
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Need more of this.

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The sheriff posted on one of the other threads about similar activity. A number of ships have been coming through that are at the very limits of the channel depth and they have a very narrow passage they can navigate in. If they deviate from course it could be catastrophic.

Getting out of the way is a complete no brainer. No fish is worth risking your life for especially not the ones coming up the Columbia. Decent fish sure but not worth a life to get.
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Here's my addition to the chickenship collection of photos.
Too close for comfort? Maybe not anchor in the shipping channel...
Shall they be considered Die-Hard Fishermen?
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #38
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With the economy picking up, the shipping traffic is picking up too. I think the last few years commercial traffic was lighter.

Had a friend bringing their yacht home from Seattle who shared this is the worst year he has ever seen with "you fisherman". He is really conscious and a better "captain" than most of us but he said after being yelled at, cussed at and various visual signals he about gave up. At one point he was in 12' of water trying to get around boats anchored.

He relayed one ship announcing that he was going as slow as he could go and was carrying crude oil so he wasn't interested in a crash or running aground. He said nobody moved.
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The ships should start using a fire hose on those boats, that would be fun to watch
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #40
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Why don't they write a butt load of tickets? There sure are some IDIOTS out there for sure.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:34 PM   #41
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Having 1/2 rope wrapped around the main shaft can and will take out the main seal on the ship shaft over time. After a stop in Portland and back under way to points west the cost to fix this is lots of coin.



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Old 09-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #42
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OK, come on guys, we know you're out there?

About a million people read I fish, I mean the guys that are in these pics, or should be, the ones that are anchoring out there at the end of the hog lines looking at those big ships coming down rive but STILL sit where they are. Come on! Fess up, tell us all what it feels like to be an idiot.

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can someone enlighten me on the frenchman's bar area? The ships tend to anchor up there just outside the channel. I see tons of boats anchored all around those ships, some very close. I typically go down river as i dont like to be close to ships. It seems like when the anchored ships want to leave those guys would all have to move?

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can someone enlighten me on the frenchman's bar area? The ships tend to anchor up there just outside the channel. I see tons of boats anchored all around those ships, some very close. I typically go down river as i dont like to be close to ships. It seems like when the anchored ships want to leave those guys would all have to move?

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They would have to move but you would have plenty of notice with the tugs moving around, my concern there would be with the tide, on a soft tide or no tide that ship is going to swing. I would not want to be in the way.
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The sheriff posted on one of the other threads about similar activity. A number of ships have been coming through that are at the very limits of the channel depth and they have a very narrow passage they can navigate in. If they deviate from course it could be catastrophic.

Getting out of the way is a complete no brainer. No fish is worth risking your life for especially not the ones coming up the Columbia. Decent fish sure but not worth a life to get.
What if...your engine has a first time burp and doesn't start, or doesn't start as quickly?

Same thing used to happen on the Willamette during the springer season when they ran barges. Those tugboat guys would keep telling the Marine Patrol..."I can't stop this thing on a dime, ya know" or "I can't make the turn without taking someone out" "Get em the _ _ _ _ out of the way!!! NOW!!
Those fishermen would wait until the very last minute, sometimes making the Marine Patrol so nevous, they would cut their anchor rope for them.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #46
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You know it is one thing to be thought of as an idiot. It is a complete other thing to be caught in one of these pictures anchored in the channel, and remove all doubt. Unbelievable in my opinion. Where is officer Peabody when you really need him?
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CCSO Deputy Peabody is no longer a marine deputy. He works patrol and detective.
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This one was dead-center. It finally moved after lots of honking.

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I have VHF new to columbia fishing, can someone enlighten us on the typical channels that are used by marine traffic? My radio scans but sometimes the squelch can be a pain in the rear. BTW some of those boats are insane...
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #50
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I have VHF new to columbia fishing, can someone enlighten us on the typical channels that are used by marine traffic? My radio scans but sometimes the squelch can be a pain in the rear. BTW some of those boats are insane...
Tugs and Ships often use channel 13 and it is an interesting listen. Channel 16 is the one to monitor though and the one a ship or tug or Coast Guard will use to try and contact you if their horn isn't getting through. C.W.
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copy, and thank you..
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:50 AM   #52
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I thought all the big fish swim under the bow of those ships, that's where we hooked this one, are we too close here?


Just watch out when they "flush" going by, it must be a big toilet they have on board.
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