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Boaters Advised to Monitor Coast Guard Radio

July 22, 2016, 3:49 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 3:53 PM
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Honokohau Harbor in Kona. File photo.

Honokohau Harbor in Kona. File photo.

DLNR’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) does not plan to close any state small boat harbors, but is advising boaters to monitor VHF radio for Coast Guard information on port closures and other safety advisories.

Large breaking waves and strong currents may impact harbor entrances and channels causing challenging boat handling.

The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters to secure boats and boating equipment.

Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to protected marinas where they are less likely to break free of their moorings or be otherwise damaged.

It may be advisable for smaller boats to be pulled from the water and stored in a location not prone to high winds or flooding.

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Regardless of location, all loose items aboard vessels need to be secured or removed.

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