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The Coast Guard is requesting assistance in locating the owner of a white, eight-foot dinghy found at 4 p.m., July 9, in Maunalua Bay, east of Diamond Head. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

The Coast Guard is requesting assistance in locating the owner of a white, eight-foot dinghy found at 4 p.m., July 9, in Maunalua Bay, east of Diamond Head. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

The Coast Guard is requesting assistance in locating the owner of an eight-foot Walker Bay dinghy found Wednesday at 4 p.m.

in Maunalua Bay, east of Diamond Head.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received notification from the Honolulu Police Department that a fishing vessel had recovered an unmanned white dinghy with orange seats. A canoe paddle, a single slipper, a bottle of water, and some trash were found aboard. The dinghy’s only marking was a Walker Bay label on the left side.

The fishing vessel monitored the immediate area and, seeing no signs of distress, took the dinghy into Koko Head Marine in Hawaii Kai.

The Coast Guard is asking mariners to keep a sharp eye out for anyone possibly in distress.

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the dinghy is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.

The Coast Guard advises the public to label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.

Through the Operation Paddle Smart program, the Coast Guard offers a free “If Found” decal to be placed in a visible location on watercraft.

The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid in search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action.

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

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The Coast Guard is requesting assistance in locating the owner of a white, eight-foot dinghy found at 4 p.m., July 9, in Maunalua Bay, east of Diamond Head. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

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North Carolina based Coast Guard Cutter Diligence enters drydock …

5th Coast Guard District NewsCURTIS BAY, Md. The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay for drydock availability.

For the next three months, the 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will undergo critical maintenance work to extend its service life by approximately 10 years.

The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., June 19, 2014 for drydock availability. For the next three months, the 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will undergo critical maintenance work to extend its service life by approximately 10 years.</p>
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<p>The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence recently entered the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., June 19, 2014 for drydock availability. U.S.</p>
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<p> Diligence is entering her first major depot repair availability in three years at the Coast Guard Yard, said Lt. Todd R. Devries, the cutter s engineer officer.</p>
<p>The men and women of the Coast Guard Yard make up a fantastic industrial ship repair facility, and we can t wait to see the results of this maintenance project. </p>
<p>This work will ensure Diligence will be able to carry out Coast Guard missions for several years to come.</p>
<p>Shortly after arriving in Curtis Bay, Diligence was lifted out of the water on the Coast Guard Yard s new synchronized lift platform dry dock. For the next nine weeks, Coast Guard Yard crew will replace the cutter s worn shaft bearings, repaint the hull, underwater body, superstructure, and improve the habitability of crew berthing areas. Altogether, the work will cost approximately $2 million.</p>
<p>While critical work is being done on the Diligence, its crew will stay busy.</p>
<p>Some will be attending training or will be detailed to other Coast Guard units. Those staying onboard will be working on areas and systems not being renewed or repaired by the Coast Guard Yard and completing a variety of other tasks to get the cutter fully prepared for her next patrol.</p>
<p>Due to the drydock schedule, Diligence will be away from Wilmington for her 50th Anniversary on Aug.</p>
<p>26. However, Diligence and her crew have scheduled a celebration recognizing this milestone over the Veteran s Day Weekend on Nov.</p>
<p>8-11 at Wilmington.</p>
<p>For over a century, the Coast Guard Yard has built, repaired and renovated ships for the Coast Guard. It is the service s sole shipbuilding and major repair facility, and an essential part of the Coast Guard s core industrial base and fleet support operations.</p>
<p>Diligence is one of 25 major assets to be worked on at the Coast Guard Yard in the past twelve months.</p>
<p>The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a 210 foot medium endurance cutter permanently homeported in Wilmington, N.C. with a crew of approximately 70.</p>
<p>Diligence was most recently assigned to Operation Ocean Hunter to support Coast Guard missions along the eastern seaboard.</p>
<p>Diligence and 26 other medium endurance cutters are slated for replacement by the new Offshore Patrol Cutter. The OPC will operate more than 50 miles from land, carrying out the Coast Guard s maritime security and safety activities in support of national interests. It will be an economical, multi-mission ship, providing pursuit boat and helicopter capabilities, and interoperability with other military and federal partners, superior to the cutters they replace.</p>
<p>Equipped with modern sensors, the OPC will provide the enhanced surveillance necessary to detect threats far from U.S.</p>
<p>shores and meet the demands of the Coast Guard s homeland</p></p>
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