Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found adrift off Mokolea Rock, Oahu

673046HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a kayak found adrift 100 yards west of Mokolea Rock, Oahu, Sunday.

The two-person kayak is 10 to 12 feet long with red coloring on the inside and yellow-orange on the exterior.

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600.

Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center received a report at 10:25 p.m. from a fisherman who located the kayak.

“The Coast Guard encourages owners who lose their water craft to report it to the Coast Guard with a good description so that we can eliminate any unnecessary searches,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Labarr, an operations unit controller at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center.

There are currently no reported signs of distress or missing persons in the area.

The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program.  The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action.

The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores.

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