Coast Guard: Unmanned kayak found adrift in waters off O’ahu’s North Shore
An unmanned kayak washed ashore and the Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying its owner.
MOKULEIA, Hawaii - An unmanned kayak washed ashore and the U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying its owner.
The adrift kayak was spotted by the Honolulu Sector’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in waters off Dillingham Air Field around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday during a routine training flight.
Officials say the chopper immediately initiated search efforts after spotting the kayak. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi crew was also diverted to assist.
At this time there are no reports of missing persons in the area.
The vessel is described as yellow and orange with a white “Islander” sticker.
Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 842-2600.
As T.S. Olivia continues on its track towards the island state officials ask the public to secure water sports equipment and other rescue devices to prevent them from being blown away, generating unnecessary searches.
The Coast Guard also recommends equipment owners to write their name and phone number on their gear. Free “If Found” decals are also available through the U.S. Coast Guard.