Coast Guard seeking information for owner of derelict vessel near Orient Point, N.Y.

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is seeking information for the owner of a boat found floating in the vicinity of Orient Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders were notified by a Good Samaritan at approximately 9:30 a.m. of a 12-foot, unmanned, aluminum rowboat floating near Long Island, N.Y.

Aboard the vessel were four personal floatation devices, fishing line, and two knives. The vessel’s oars were in the oarlocks and a 6-foot line was tied securely to the front of the boat.

Coast Guard Station New London launched and began their initial search in Plum Gut and moved from the north shore of Greenport toward Orient Point. Southold Police completed a shoreline search from Greenport to Orient Point. All searches yielded negative results.

If you have any information regarding the owner of the vessel, please contact Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4421.

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