Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying kayak owner near Kama’ole beach park, Maui

Coast Guard seeks public's help identifying kayak owner near Kama'ole beach park, Maui
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found in the shore break off Kama’ole beach park in Kihei, Maui, Sunday. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found in the shore break off Kama’ole beach park 1 in Kihei, Maui, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards
Through the Operation Paddle Smart Program, the Coast Guard offers a free, weatherproof and reflective, self-adhesive “If Found” decal to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered (unregistered) watercraft. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their name and phone number after an influx of cases this summer...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of kayak near Pearl Harbor

Coast Guard seeks public's help identifying owner of kayak near Pearl Harbor
The  yellow and white kayak found approximately 4 miles south of Pearl Harbor, April 14, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift yellow and white kayak found approximately 4 miles south of Pearl Harbor, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, and a 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of found kayak off Wailua River, Kauai

Coast Guard seeks public's help identifying owner of found kayak off Wailua River, Kauai
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift green kayak found a half mile north of the mouth of the Wailua River, Kauai, Sunday.  HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift green kayak found a half mile north of the mouth of the Wailua River, Kauai, Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

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. According to the National Safe Boating Council, in 2016, the Northeast had 28 paddler deaths,...

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...