2019 Port Meetings
All Trawler Owners, Captains and Crew (draggers,
shrimpers, whiting) - you are invited to attend one of our
local port meetings. We'll buy lunch and give you information
on a new cable coming offshore from Pacific City. Cable
route thumb drives will be distributed. Enter drawings
for $300, $200, and $100
gift cards from Cabela's
and Englund Marine Supply. GPS EPIRB
Grand Prize from SubCom. Drawings
March 27 include all entries. All meetings will start at noon.
||El Compadre Restaurant
119 S. Main Ave.
||Blue Water Café & Lounge
97900 Shopping Center Ave.
91149 Cape Arago Hwy
||Englund Marine Supply
880 SE Bay Blvd.
We hope you will attend! For more information, please call our
office at (503) 325-2285, Scott McMullen at (503) 440-3569,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful Science Platform and Gear Recovery
On July 7th the RV Bold Horizon, using a small Remote Operated
Vehicle (ROV), successfully recovered fishing gear and the
sub-surface platform the gear was fouled on. The science platform,
part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, was struck by
trawl gear on September 16, 2017, disabling the platform and
the shallow-water profiler that was onboard. Pelagic Research
Services, which was contracted to recover the platform and
gear, found the platform and a trawl door about 38 fms off
the bottom in 304 fms of water. OFCC Board member and fisherman
Gary Wintersteen assisted with the recovery. Photos courtesy
of Gary Wintersteen. More photos and video are available on
New Version 10 Thumbdrive
OFCC Version 10 is available for your plotters adding the as-laid NCP Cable and Hawaiki Submarine Cable routes. They were installed off Pacific City in May and October/November 2017. V10 thumbdrives will be distributed at Port Meetings or stop by the OFCC office at 2021 Marine Dr., Suite 102; email: email@example.com; or call (503) 325-2285.
Jupiter Cable - Coming Late
Facebook joined the OFCC on June 20, 2018, becoming the ninth
submarine cable owner, joining General Communications, Inc.
(GCI), Alaska Communications (ACS), Verizon, Tata Communications,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, GU Holdings Inc. (Google),
Microsoft Infrastructure Group, LLC., and Hawaiki Submarine
Cable USA LLC. Facebook is one of the consortium owners of
the Jupiter cable system. The Jupiter system will land in
California and in Oregon. The Oregon landing of the Jupiter
system will be in Pacific City. Jupiter will cross the Pacific
Ocean to Japan and the Philippines, a total length of 4,860
nm. The cable has a design capacity of 60 Tbps. SubCom will
be manufacturing and installing the Jupiter cable. They are
targeting late summer 2019 for installation off Oregon. Facebook
worked with the Oregon fishing industry to get the best route
crossing the shelf and slope.
At least one OFCC vessel will be needed for patrol boat
duty ahead of the cable ship during installation. Additional
vessels may also be needed for patrol or guard boat services
during the installation period. OFCC member vessels that have
submitted a Statement of Interest are entered in a random
drawing for each cable project. Vessels that haven’t
served in a cable installation under their current owner are
given priority. Vessels must be in seaworthy condition as
determined by the OFCC and required equipment needs to be
in good working order and on board prior to mobilization.
Patrol vessel charters are usually up to 10 days and the current
rate is $57.50/foot/day up to a maximum of $4887.50 per day
(85 ft). To become a member or for more information, call
(503) 325-2285 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||The Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee
is an association of concerned Oregon commercial
trawl fishermen who have negotiated cooperative agreements
with fiber optic cable companies to protect the integrity of
the fiber optic network and the fishing grounds.
its inception, the committee works to follow the goals of
its charter - to facilitate communication, coordination and
cooperation between the fishing industry and the submarine
cable industry and to inform the fishing fleet of appropriate