Operation Make Way Conducted on Columbia River

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The US Coast Guard stated that federal, state, and local officials conducted Operation Make Way along the lower portion of the Columbia River. The education and enforcement operation was designed to help boaters understand the need to give way and stay clear of commercial deep draft vessels restricted in their ability to maneuver. Twenty-eight violations were issued to recreational boaters during this operation. Source: HK Law

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