Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hawaii Coast Guard Seeks PFD Owner

By Karen Robes Meeks

The US Coast Guard needs the public’s help in identifying the owner of a life jacket found Sunday afternoon near the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Sector Honolulu command center got a call at 12:50 p.m. from a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew who found an adrift life jacket while on a safety patrol in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

While there were no reports of a missing person in the area, an urgent marine information broadcast was issued to area mariners to look for signs of distress and a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew scoured the area for two hours.

The public is encouraged to call Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600 for any information about the jacket. The Coast Guard recommends labeling all watersports equipment with a name and phone number and offers free “If Found” stickers.

The decals are free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and other marine retail and supply stores.