POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2013
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says a skiff that floated into Oahu's Kawela Bay may be tsunami debris.
KITV4 reported the 20- to 25-foot skiff discovered Wednesday was covered with barnacles. A state crew found no invasive species but located a vessel identification number and turned it over to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The agency will contact the Japanese government to determine whether the owner wants the boat back.
More tsunami debris is expected.
Other discoveries of debris from the 2011 tsunami:
» A fisherman in September found a boat floating at sea.
» A 24-foot boat in December washed up on shore at Punaluu.
» The Department of Land and Natural Resources in July removed a boat found on Malaekahana Beach.