OSU Researchers Study Japanese Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wednesday marks the four-year anniversary of a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people. The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport has a memorial remembering the victims. At the memorial sits part of the Japanese dock that washed ashore on a Newport beach on June 5, 2012, 451 days … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock Exhibit in the Works

NEWPORT, Ore. —¬†Oregon State University and the City of Newport plan to display part of the dock from the Japanese tsunami that washed ashore in early June. A portion of the dock will be on display at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center by early next year. The project will be paid for by the City … Continue reading »

Crews Run into Trouble with Dock

Near NEWPORT, Ore. — Ballard Diving and Salvage crews are working on their third cut through the Japanese dock that washed up on Agate Beach. Getting the first cut done was quite the process. Crews started Wednesday, but they ran into rebar and some large metal tubes at the bottom of the dock. They started … Continue reading »

Last Day for Tsunami Dock in Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. — Tuesday was your last chance to get a picture next to the tsunami dock before it’s demolished. Wednesday morning, the area around the dock will be blocked off to the public for construction. Visitors KEZI 9 News spoke with Tuesday at Agate Beach say they heard the dock would be removed this … Continue reading »