CRSOA Members and Industry Partners are welcome to participate in Missions Day and COBALT!
USCG Missions Day will be held on Monday, August 24th at the USCG Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, USCG Missions Day will give CRSOA members and industry partners an opportunity to learn more about the USCG's role that is intertwined with the Columbia River's maritime community. We will also visit Cape Disappointment and Tongue Point. The remaining portion of the event will be held at MSU Portland.
Background on the Columbia Region's Maritime Industry Introduction Program:
This program has traditionally been a week-long structured series of presentations, tours, and discussion sessions offered to every newly arriving U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port/ Sector Commander. It has been offered at least once a year, every year since 1997. We are celebrating 23 years of COBALT this year!
The Coast Guard selected the title "Columbia Basin Leadership Training" (COBALT) as the name and acronym for the program. The program is coordinated by the Columbia River Steamship Operators' Association (CRSOA) and presented by maritime industry leaders, and state and local government agency heads and representatives. Each presentation is a product of the agency/organization presenting and provides information that organization's leaders believe will be of benefit to the Coast Guard and our industry.
Sessions are designed to quickly acquaint executive and mid-level Federal decision makers with our maritime industry's issues, concerns, and priorities, and to encourage open dialogue with our region's private sector leaders and experts.
Space is very limited! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will only be able to accommodate a limited amount of in person participants. Port tours will not be permitted. This year, we will offer a virtual option for registrants. Once you register, we will provide additional information about attending the program virtually.
Agenda for the Week:
Missions Day: Located in Astoria, Oregon (Warrenton)
- Sector 101, Tour of Sector Columbia River - Helicopter Hangar
- Sector Boarding Team Presentation
- Tour of Cape Disappointment
- Tour of Aids to Navigation (Tongue Point)
COBALT Day 1: MSU Portland and Clean Rivers Cooperative
- COBALT Overview and Columbia River Steamship Operators' Association
-Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
- A Day in the Life of an Agent
- Merchants Exchange of Portland
- Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee
- Maritime Fire & Safety Association / FPAAC
- Clean Rivers Cooperative
COBALT Day 2: MSU Portland
- US Customs & Border Protection
- Columbia River Towboat Association
- Oregon Ports: Columbia County and Portland
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Washington Department of Ecology
COBALT Day 3: MSU Portland
- Columbia River Pilots
- Columbia River Bar Pilots
- Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots
- NOAA’s Northwest River Forecast Center
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
COBALT Day 4: MSU Portland
- Washington Ports: Vancouver, Kalama, and Longview