Port of Coos Bay Year in Review, Importance of Dredging Highlighted

first_imgThe last year was a year of new beginnings and growth for Port of Coos Bay, the port said in their latest announcement. They just released a Year in Review letter from Port CEO, John Burns, introducing the accomplishments that have taken place at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay in the past year.“As Oregonians, we depend on waterways such as channels, harbors and bays for transportation of goods, commercial fishing, and recreation.”“One key element in preserving the viability of this resource is dredging. These efforts are much more than removal of large quantities of sediment, but rather are essential waterway management. “Routine dredging as well as widening and deepening of channels is needed to accommodate a modern fleet of vessels. Cargo vessel sizes continue to grow to maximize shipping efficiencies and reduce costs.  This continued trend has led to multiple widening and deepening projects in the channel over the past century, including the Coos Bay harbor. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated funds in their workplan to include river miles 12 to 15 in upcoming annual maintenance dredging of the Coos Bay channel. “This portion of the channel, from approximately the Oregon Chip Terminal facility to Georgia Pacific, has not received maintenance dredging since 2010, limiting deep draft vessel traffic. With this portion of the channel returned to its authorized depth of -37’, restrictions on vessel traffic will be reduced.  “In addition to this effort, we continue to progress the Channel Modification project, which will deepen and widen the Coos Bay Navigation Channel. This project will expand the footprint to -45’ and 450’ nominal width, serving to make larger cargo ships passable which in turn render more economic opportunities to existing and future customers.”last_img read more

Holder praises Pride bowling unit for lifting Super 50 title

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder has praised the Barbados Pride bowling unit, after they played a key role in helping the side lift the Regional Super50 title here Saturday night.Defending 272 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Pride held Jamaica Scorpions to 212 all out in the 45th over, to come away with a strong 59-run victory.Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn spearheaded the attack with three for 33 from his 10 overs while seamers Holder (2-28), Carlos Brathwaite (2-43) and Kemar Roach (2-54) all claimed two wickets each.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who finished as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 26 scalps, managed just one wicket but was instrumental throughout.“Our bowlers were outstanding all tournament long, led by Ashley, I thought he was outstanding,” Holder said.He wasn’t at his best today but that’s what a good team does – they pick up the slack when one of the other teammates are down. I thought Sulieman had an outstanding game and bowled extremely well. He got three crucial wickets for us and that’s what he was in the team to do – take wickets.“Credit must be given to the entire bowling department and also our fielders. I thought we held our catches and out in a clinical effort.”Holder produced a superb attacking innings in helping to set up Pride’s win, hammering an explosive 47-ball 69 to propel his side to 271 for nine off their 50 overs.He put on a 127-run, sixth wicket stand with Shai Hope who carved out 101 from 98 deliveries, to post his second straight hundred following his 125 in the semi-final against Leeward Islands Hurricanes last Thursday.Pride were languishing at 138 for five in the 35th over when Holder and Hope joined forces, and the West Indies Test and one-day skipper said the partnership had been a crucial one in reviving the innings.“When I went in to bat with Shai, I thought it was important for us to get a partnership and I just needed to be positive as well,” he explained.“There was no point me going out there and trying to soak up balls and put pressure back on us. It was a period where I had to consolidate a bit but still had to remain positive and it was important that I kept instilling confidence in Shai and made it easier for him by rotating the strike.“I was able to do that and I was also able to launch. But again, Shai Hope was absolutely outstanding and must be given credit for the way he’s played in the this tournament. He didn’t have the best of starts but he finished the back end – the most important part of the tournament – really well.”Hope finished with 482 runs, Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite scored 484 while Holder gathered 213 runs and also picked up 18 wickets.Holder said Pride had been the best side throughout the tournament and deserved the success.“I thought the guys were very, very consistent all tournament long, we put in the performance needed to win this final and I don’t think a better team could have come up and won this final so congrats to the Barbados Pride team and everyone who would have contributed to this.”last_img read more

Haven Girls Basketball tournament bracket released; Wellington meets Kingman in 1st round

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The 42nd Annual Wildcat Classic Girls Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 29-31. It’s bracket was released today. The Wellington High School girls (4-5) will be playing Kingman (7-3) in the first round on Thursday at 3 p.m. The tournament bracket can be found here. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more