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Marine Services

The Port is part of the network of companies in the maritime industry in Coos Bay and the Southwest Oregon region. Below is information our partners in the Coos Bay are that offer a variety of services in the Coos Bay harbor. 


TWIC stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential and is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need to access maritime vessels and facilities. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for TWIC. If one does not have TWIC, one must be accompanied by a person who holds the credential. Our Port staff members have TWIC cards. If you are interested in obtaining a TWIC card, useful information can be found at or by calling 1-855-347-8371. 

TWIC Enrollment Center

340 State St. 
North Bend, OR 97456-3045

Ocean Towing 

Oregon Offshore Towing

Jerry White
1270 Winsor Avenue
North Bend, OR 97459
Phone: (541) 756-7784

Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Company Inc.

Jeff Hill
115 E. Market Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 269-5841

May contain: transportation, vehicle, watercraft, boat, sailboat, water, and waterfront

An experienced maritime labor force and a full complement of marine services, including ship assist, vessel towing and barge shipping services and the Coos Bay Pilot's Association assures timely vessel movements in and out of the harbor 24 hours a day, year-round with few restrictions for weather or ocean conditions, thanks in part to Coos Bay’s temperate climate.

Pilotage is compulsory in Oregon. Pilots are available 24-hours a day (weather and ocean conditions permitting) year-round for the Coos Bay entrance bar and channel.


Coos Bay Pilot's Assocation 
686 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-6555 (24 hours) 
Radio: KJA 936, Channel 18 A VHF 156.9 (24 hours), Channel 16 VHF 156.8


Captain Charleston Yates, Senior Pilot
Captain Steven Woods
Captain George Wales, Pilot Trainee

Pilot Boats:


Ship Assist 

Coos Bay Towboat Company

Captain Charles Yates, President
686 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-6555

Harbor Tug & Lines

Captain George Wales
Captain Gus Beaudry

P.O. Box 421
North Bend, OR 97459
Phone: (541) 267-8860
Pager, Capt. Wales:  (541) 269-8778
Phone: (541) 290-0345
Pager, Capt. Beaudry:(541) 269-4780

Knutson Towboat Company

John Knutson
400 N. Front Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-3195

Pacific Tug Company

Captain Peter Billeter  
520 3rd Court
Phone: (541) 290-5555

Billeter Marine
Phone: (541) 269-8600

Steamship Agents 

Barwill Agencies N.A. Inc. 

John Colson
2275 N. 8th and Teakwood
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-5084 (24-hour answering service) 

Oregon Coast Agency

Rocky Richards
401 California Ave. 
North Bend, OR 97459
Phone: (541) 756-4885
Email: o
Radio: WQA333 Channel 18A-VHF 156.9

Transmarine Navigation Corporation

Cale Karrick
1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 470
Portland , OR 97209
Phone: (503) 242-3864
Cell: (503) 519-2156


Jones Stevedoring Company

Rocky Richards
401 California Ave. 
North Bend , OR 97459
Phone: (541) 756-4113
Radio: WQA 333 Channel 18A VHF 156.9

SSA Marine, Inc. Coos Bay

Paul Huculak
2275 N. 8th Street at Teakwood
Phone: (541) 269-9351
Radio: Channel 18A VHF 156.9


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