Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart

Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to be out in full force Friday through Sunday enforcing paddlecraft safety. Since April 2017, the Coast Guard has conducted more than 370 paddlecraft boardings and terminated 110 voyages. Voyages were terminated due to not having a life jacket or a sound producing device. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Maunalua Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Maunalua Bay, Oahu
An unmanned, adrift kayak found in Maunalua Bay, Oahu. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in Maunalua Bay, Oahu, Sunday. The blue tandem kayak, labeled Cobra Tandem, was found approximately one mile offshore Aina Haina. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found off Big Island

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found off Big Island
A two-person kayak with the words Tropic II on both sides was found approximately two miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island, Wednesday. (Courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a two-person kayak found approximately two miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay on the...

Coast Guard officials urge Pacific Northwest mariners to secure vessels ahead of fall weather

Coast Guard officials urge Pacific Northwest mariners to secure vessels ahead of fall weather
Operation Paddle Smart “If Found” Sticker SEATTLE — Coast Guard officials are urging vessel and paddlecraft owners to properly secure and label their craft in anticipation of fall storms. Coast Guard crews treat every unmanned and adrift vessel as a search and rescue case and immediately launch a search for people potentially in distress. In 2015, Coast Guard search-and-rescue controllers...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of surfboard found near Diamond Head

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of surfboard found near Diamond Head
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a surfboard found two miles south of Diamond Head Point, Oahu, Sunday. The surfboard is white and 7 ft. long with no leash attached. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the surfboard is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. Watchstanders at Sector...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu

Coast Guard seeking public's help locating owner of kayak found near Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Kayak photo courtesy vessel Sea Fox. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift kayak found in the vicinity of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Saturday. The two-person kayak is yellow with no markings, paddles or equipment onboard. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard searching for owner of kayak found near Kahana Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard searching for owner of kayak found near Kahana Bay, Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching, Wednesday, for the owner or operator of an unmanned, abandoned 12-foot blue racing kayak found in the vicinity of Kahana Bay, Oahu, Tuesday. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner or operator of the kayak is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for owner of unmanned adrift skiff near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

Coast Guard searching for owner of unmanned adrift skiff near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu
The Coast Guard is searching for the owner or operator of an unmanned adrift 13-foot blue skiff found in the vicinity of the sand bar near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Feb. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the owner or operator of an unmanned adrift 13-foot blue skiff found in the vicinity of the sand bar near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Saturday. Anyone with information...

Coast Guard searching for owner of found jet ski near Kualoa Beach Park, Oahu

Coast Guard searching for owner of found jet ski near Kualoa Beach Park, Oahu
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a black and yellow jet ski found near Kualoa Beach Park, Oahu, Saturday.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard searching for the owner or operator of a jet ski found at Kualoa Beach Park, Saturday. An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point is currently searching for a possible...