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Kayak found adrift off Maalaea Harbor

This blue kayak with a “Spectrum” label on it was found unmanned and adrift Sunday morning approximately 500 yards off Maalaea Harbor. Anyone with information on the kayak’s owner should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600. U.S. Coast Guard photo

This blue kayak with a “Spectrum” label on it was found unmanned and adrift Sunday morning approximately 500 yards off Maalaea Harbor. Anyone with information on the kayak’s owner should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600. U.S. Coast Guard photo

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking help in identifying the owner of a blue kayak found adrift off Maalaea Harbor on Sunday.

At about 7 a.m., watchstanders from the Sector Honolulu command center received a call from a good Samaritan regarding an unmanned and adrift blue kayak approximately 500 yards off Maalaea Harbor, according to the Coast Guard.

A 45-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to search the area and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an urgent marine information broadcast notice to mariners to keep a lookout for people in distress. There have been no reports of missing people in the area.

The kayak is blue with the word “Spectrum” labeled on it.

Anyone with information about the kayak’s owner should contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.

It is recommended owners of watersports equipment write their name and phone number on the gear. The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to be placed on small, human-powered watercraft and the information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid in search-and-rescue efforts.

The stickers can be obtained for free from harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary and at select marine retail and supply stores.

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