We confirmed that the damage to the Port of Kalama marina was caused by a swell and then a suction of the water from a cargo vessel which seriously impacted the marina structures. We believe the cargo vessel was passing in the river channel at an excessive speed.
After reviewing the Port’s security video and Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking information, we believe the excessive wake was caused by the SM MUMBAI. Further investigation will be ongoing.
The Port security camera captured video of the wake / wave impacting the marina, which occurred at around 4a and can be viewed here.
Thank you so much to the community and our marina patrons for your patience and support as we navigate this situation. We’ll get through this together!
Marina patrons can direct questions and their insurance agents to Mr. James McCurdy, of Lindsay Hart, who is representing the SM MUMBAI vessel operator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, the Port of Kalama contact is Eric Yakovich, who can be reached at 360-673-2337 and EYakovich@PortofKalama.com.