Coast Guard seeks owner of surfboard found off of Honolulu
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Coast Guard seeks owner of surfboard found off of Honolulu

  • U.S. COAST GUARD

    The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift surfboard found, today, about seven miles off Honolulu. There are currently no reports of missing persons in the area. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a green and white surfboard found adrift this morning about seven miles off of Honolulu.

While there are currently no reports of missing persons in the area, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders have issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress.

A 45-foot Response Boat crew from Honolulu found the surfboard and reported it at 9 a.m. today while conducting helicopter operations with two MH-65 Dolphin crews from Air Station Barbers Point. The helicopter and boat crews conducted searches of the area.

The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to mark gear with owner information, which helps responders determine if someone is in distress more quickly. The labels are free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Honolulu Sail and at select marine retail and supply stores.

Anyone with information about the surfboard is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 842-2600.

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