Coast Guard seeks mariners' input for Columbia River review

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of the upper Columbia River from Vancouver, Wash., to the Bonneville Pools in the vicinity of Hood River.

Officials are seeking information from local mariners to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation system, gain a better understanding of the uses of the waterway and general safety issues in the area before the comment deadline of Aug. 31.

The information collected from this survey will be used to see what may be done to enhance safe navigation of the waterway and to anticipate and plan for future budgeting requirements.

The survey is available on the Coast Guard 13th District’s Waterways Analysis Management Study website at:

Please mail or fax your survey to:

Commander, Marine Safety Unit Portland
ATTN: Chief Petty Officer Brian Berryhill
6767 N. Basin Ave.
Portland, Ore. 97217
Fax: 503-240-2586

The survey can also be scanned and e-mailed to d13-smb-MSUPortland

For more information about the waterways management process, contact Chief Petty Officer Brian Berryhill at (503) 240-9305 or by email at

By Professional Mariner Staff