The cargo ship Hokkaido Bulker of  Lauritzen Co. entered Humboldt Bay for a load of 3
million board feet of de-barked logs on January 19th and departed January 27th. She
was built in 2013 and the first ship to enter Humboldt Bay this year. Photo below was
taken from the Schneider dock upon departure.

USS Independence (LCS-2) is the lead ship of the Independence-class littoral
combat ship, entered Humboldt Bay the day after the cargo ship Hokkaido Bulker
departed. The vessel came into to port to refuel three times during their vessel testing
operations offshore.
Past Happenings on Humboldt Bay, Jan 2015
Above and below: cargo of bay/hold                           Above and below: cargo of bay: Helo deck
While the USS Independence was in port, the Tug Edward Brusco and barge b-250 enterd the
bay for a load of 5,500 tons of fir wood chips. The chips will be pulled by the tug boat to pulp
mills on the Columbia River. Wondering what their loss of wood chips is?    Less than 1%!
maneuvers to allow the barge to follow along behind.