Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of adrift kayak off Olowalu, Maui

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The Coast Guard is asking the public for help in identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found about five miles off Olowalu, Maui, Tuesday morning. 

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep lookout for any signs of distress. 

Officials say there are currently no reports of missing persons in the area. 

According to officials, a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Maui was launched and conducted a search of 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 Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to mark gear. 

The information on the sticker can allow responders to determine if someone is in distress more quickly and help get your equipment back to you. 

The labels can be obtained for free at local harbor masters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores. 

Similarly, if you lose kayaks, surfboard or safety equipment such as life jackets, the Coast Guard advises the public to report it to help their search and rescue specialists deconflict possible distress reports.

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