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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CENTRAL OREGON PORT NEWS 7 OCTOBER 2020

THE CENTRAL OREGON PORT OF SIUSLAW, HAS A  PROTECTED 50 BOAT MAIN HARBOR WITH A ¼ MILE LONG  TRANSIENT DOCK EXTENSION FOR COMMERCIAL, SHORT TERM CRUISER AND OVER 75 FOOT VESSELS.


WHILE  THE INNER HARBOR BASIN  ONLY HAS 30 AMP 125 VOLT DOCK POWER AVAILABLE,  THE RIVERSIDE TRANSIENT DOCK HAS 30, 50 100 AMP 125/250 VOLT,  “AND” 3 PHASE 208 277 AND 480 VOLT  SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EACH OF THE SIX  DOCK MOUNTED.500 AMP POWER PEDESTALS WITH ACCOMPANYING TRANSFORMER SUBSTATIONS.


THE 65 FOOT FISHING VESSEL KATHLEEN WAS TIED AT A 8 STARBOARD SIDE TO, SELLING TUNA, A DECISION WAS MADE TO TURN AROUND TO PORT SIDE TO, BUT IN THE PROCESS THINGS WENT TERRIBLY WRONG.


A LOSS OF CONTROL IN THE WIND AND TIDAL FLOW CAUSED F/V KATHLEEN TO T-BONE THE DOCK THEN SWEEP HER BOW DOWN THE DOCK FLATTENING BOTH, THE A-8 POWER PEDESTAL AND THE TRANSFORMER SUBSTATION, BREAKING THE WATER LINES, AND SHUTTING DOWN POWER. 

-IMAGE TAKEN AFTER UNITS WERE RIGHTED FOR REMOVAL-


THE DAMAGED UNITS WERE RAPIDLY REMOVED, POWER AND WATER WAS RESTORED TO THE REMAINDER OF THE TRANSIENT DOCK, AND ONLY ONE IN-PORT VESSEL WAS FORCED TO MOVE DUE TO THE OUTAGE.


REPORTEDLY, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE 11-YEAR-OLD EQUIPMENT WILL REQUIRE UPGRADING TO CURRENT 2020 ELECTRIC CODES, AT A GUESSTIMATED COST OF AROUND $25,000.00 WITH  A 60-90 DAY LEAD TIME FOR RESTORATION.  



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PHOTO CREDITS: MARK BRENNAN, SIUSLAW NEWSPAPER  REPORTER.


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CENTRAL OREGON PORT NEWS 7 OCTOBER 2020

THE CENTRAL OREGON PORT OF SIUSLAW, HAS A  PROTECTED 50 BOAT MAIN HARBOR WITH A ¼ MILE LONG  TRANSIENT DOCK EXTENSION FOR COMMERCIAL, SHORT ...