Channel Dredging River Mile 12 to 15

Channel Dredging River Mile 12 to 15

On November 21, 2018, Representative Peter DeFazio announced more than $34 million in additional funding was allocated to Oregon Ports by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). About $9.7 million was allocated to the Coos Bay to cover projects, including dredging River Mile (RM) 12 to 15 of the Coos Bay River. This section spans from the Oregon Chip terminal to the Georgia Pacific Sawmill site and has not been maintained since 2010. This stretch of the channel needs to be dredged to restore deep draft vessel access to existing and future industries in the upper bay.

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From the Source: USCGC Orcas

From the Source: USCGC Orcas

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently celebrated their 227th year of existence this past summer. As a coastal community, we feel the presence of USCG through the USCG Cutter (USCGC) Orcas and the USCG stations in North Bend and Coos Bay. The Port interacts with the USCG in a variety of ways. We rent out the dock where the USCGC Orcas is currently stationed as well as work with the USCG in various committees like the Coos Bay Harbor Safety Committee. Recently, we went to tour the USCGC Orcas to gain a better understanding of their operations.

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