These fishing boats are returning from fishing off the coast of Washington and Oregon. They are crossing the Columbia Bar, which is where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most dangerous ports of entry anywhere in the world. There are at least eight deaths a year of people trying to get in or out.



These boats are self-righting, have a super low center of gravity, sealed engine compartments, basically bullet proof glass windows, double steel hulls.



The Coast Guard has closed the port to any other boats due to waves of 35 to 45 feet.

geoff