Tsunami Debris Sightings

The table lists possible tsunami debris mentioned by a variety of sources. Dates are approximate find dates. The frequency distribution of sighting beaches listed in the table may at times reflect more the location of our reporters, than actual frequency of items washing up on the particular beach.

2016

Date
Picture
Location
Description
Source
05/04/2016 Anini Beach, Kauai Large oyster buoy. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
05/03/2016 Waipake, Kauai Large oyster buoy. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
04/20/2016 Anahola, Kauai Large yster buoy. Barbara Wiedner, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
04/20/2016 Donkey Beach, Kauai Crate: Kanji characters say ONAGAWA ICHIBA, which is in Miyagi prefecture. Barbara Wiedner, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
04/13/2016 Donkey Beach, Kauai Crate: Kanji characters may name Marushin Takahashi LLC in Miyagi prefecture devastated by. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
04/07/2016 Hookena, Hawaii Island Fishing vessel with identification number.

Rafael Borrayo, DLNR
03/05/2016 Ahukini, Kauai Life saver with Kanji characters. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai Foundation
03/05/2016 Ahukini, Kauai Part of a skiff, similar to other pieces from the tsunami, with Kanji characters. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai Foundation
01/24/2016 Laie, Oahu Jetski with identification. Jeremy Hughes
01/11/2016 Kamilo, Hawaii Island Sign with Kanji characters saying: Do not enter.... .authorized personnel only Megan Lamson, HWF

2015

Date
Picture
Location
Description
Source
12/05/2015 Ka'alu'alu Bay, Hawaii Island Highway construction marker from a region impacted by the 2011 tsunami. See map of its voyage to Hawaii. Megan Lamson, Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
11/02/2015 Papaa Bay, Kauai Propane tank. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai Foundation
Before 10/31/2015 Bellows, Oahu Pole (similar to cedar pole found in April 2014 on Kailua Beach), app. 8 ft long, 2 ft in diameter. Chris Woolaway
10/29/2015 Mahaulepu, Kauai 12-ft. fishing boat. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai Foundation
10/28/2015 Rocky coast between nukoili and hanamaulu bay. Four pallets with Kanji. Scott McCubbin, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kaua Foundation
10/27/2015 Sherwood Forest, Oahu L.arge fridge with Japaneses labels inside. Cooling coils still visible. James Loganbill, lifeguard at Sherwood Forest
09/19/2015 Kaikea Point, Kauai Attached wooden beams with mortise features typical of previous beams of Japan origins. Lloyd Miyashiro, Surfrider Kauai
Between 5/2015 and 8/2015 Sherwood Forest, Oahu Wooden beam with dimensions, tenon features, and writing indicating Japan origin. James Loganbill, lifeguard at Sherwood Forest
08/03/2015 Anahola, Kauai Pallet. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
08/03/2015 Anahola, Kauai Blue crate. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/25/2015 Moloaa Bay, Kauai Large gas cylinder, with Kanji lettering. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/25/2015 Lumihai Beach, Kauai 5ft.-long propane tank. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider KauaiSherw
07/22/2015 Rainier Trail, Aliomanu, Kauai 25ft.-long beam with mortise and tenon features. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/22/2015 Aliomanu, Kauai Boat part. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/22/2015 Nukolii, Kauai Plastic curb. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
8/18/2015 Kauai Bike Path Oysterbuoy with writing. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/04/2015 Between Hawaii and West Coast: 28-26.5 N; 145-50.3 W Fishing vessel similar to others from the tsunami. Mike Smith,
Horizon Spirit - Master
07/03/2015 River mouth at Anahola, Kauai Heavy foam pad, app. 4ft X 7ft. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
07/01/2015 River mouth at Anahola, Kauai Ship bumper? Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
06/30/2015 Malaekahana, Oahu Plastic pallet: city names and phone nos. in Japan. Janet Cooke
06/22/2015 Between Nukolii and Hanamualu, Kauai Ship bumper app. 10ft. by 2ft. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
06/22/2015

Malaekahana, Oahu.

 

Large crate with kanji. Anela Manu, Kahuku Summer Fun.
Before 06/20/2015 Shipwrecks, Kauai Piece of a fishing boat similar to others from Japan marine debris? Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
06/17/2015 Hale Koa Beach Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, Oahu Buoy with lettering SHINSAN. Rreported by Marines 311.
06/07/2015 Donkey Beach, Kauai Large 3ft x 4ft x 3ft. plastic container. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
06/07/2015 Kealia Beach, Kauai Propane tank like 06/02.
Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
06/02/2015 Moloaa Bay, Kauai Propane tank. Erik Burton, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/27/2015 Net Cove, Anahola, Kauai Two beams, ~8 ft. long, with tenon features; dimensions similar to previous beams. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/27/2015 Net Cove, Anahola, Kauai Several plastic bins with Kanji characters. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/27/2015 Net Cove, Anahola, Kauai Green crate with Kanji characters. Barbara Wiedner, reported by C. Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/27/2015 Net Cove, Anahola, Kauai Two crates with Kanji characters. Barbara Wiedner, reported by C. Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/23/2015 Kealia Beach Kauai Pail with Kanji character. Scott McCubbins, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/19/2015 Kealia Beach, Kauai Pallet, 4 ft. X 4ft., with Kanji characters and barnacles. Reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
05/14/2015 Anahola, Kauai Boat with markings. Reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
04/27/2015 Uhelekawawa Canal in Kapaa, Kauai Fishing boat fragments. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai; reported in The Garden Island.
04/22/2015 Sandy Beach, Oahu Confirmed lost in tsunami 20-ft. skiff with ID number. Reported by KHON2 TV
04/22/2015 Kamilo Beach, Island of Hawaii Large plastic bin. Reported by Megan Lamson, Hawaii Wildlife Fund in BigIslandNow.com
04/22/2015 Larsen's Beach, Kauai Large plastic bin; a hot tub? Barbara Wiender and Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
before 04/20/2015 Kahuku Beach, Oahu Plastic pallet. Yuki Yamamoto, UH exchange student from Hokaido
before 04/20/2015 Kahuku Beach, Oahu Studless (i.e. winter) tire. Yokohama Brand, made in Japan. Yuki Yamamoto, UH exchange student from Hokaido
04/17/2015 From a ship off of Puamana, Maui Large lightbulb with barnacles and corals, possibly used for squid fishing in Japan. Donald Fetty, boat captain for Maui tour company
04/01/2015 1000 ft.north of Little Beach, Maui Part of blue plastic crate, similar to others. Joey Smallwood
03/29/2015 Kalama Beach Park, Kailua Beach, Oahu Plastic traffic sign post from Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. William J. Cooke
03/23/2015 Nukoli'i beach, Kauai Bamboo and styrofoam, platform, 8 ft x 8 ft, fine net covering. Covered with goose neck barnacles and algae. Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
03/15/2015 Makapuu, Oahu Skiff similar to the many others lost in the tsunami. Brian Neilson Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist, Aquatic Res. Div.
03/09/2015 Punaluu, Oahu Skiff. DLNR and Bigislandnow.com
03/09/2015 Beach at Ashton Mahana Hotel, Maui Skiff lost in tsunami, owner in Japan found. Brian Neilson Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist, Aquatic Res. Div. Photo Russel Sparks, DLNR
02/28/2015

Kawa Beach, Hawaii Island

 

Skiff with Japanese characters. Rodney Kuahiwinui.
02/28/2015

Kamilo Beach, Hawaii Island

 

Skiff similar to the many others lost in the tsunami. Rodney Kuahiwinui.
02/22/2015 Kahuku, Oahu Skiff.

DLNR and Bigislandnow.com

02/14/2015 Kohanaiki, Hawaii Island Skiff.

DLNR and Bigislandnow.com

01/23/2015 Lumahai, Kauai Propane cylinder. Carl Berg

, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
01/21/2015 28-48.2N
138-40.8Wx
Boat fragment of Shin Sei Maru (New Born Vessel)
Biofouling: gooseneck barnacles.
Mike Smith, Horizon Spirit
01/15/2015 Kealia, Kauai Oysterbuoy Scott McCubbins, Surfrider Kauai
01/14/2015 Ahukini, Kauai 4ft x 4ft crate with Japanese characters. Scott McCubbins, Surfrider Kauai

2014

Date
Picture
Location
Description
Source
12/25/2014 Kaneohe Bay, Oahu 15-inch red create with Japanese characters. Little growth on it. Steve Spielman
12/23/2014 Tunnels Beach, Kauai 4-foot propane tank. A storm preceded the arrival of this and the propane tank below. Lori Stitti, in The Garden Isle
12/22/2014 Larsen's Beach, Kauai 15-foot propane tank. Barbara Wiedemann Surfrider Kauai, in The Garden Isle
12/03/2014 Anahola, Kauai Beam with mortise and tenon features Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
11/15/2014 Midway Atoll Boat Daniel W. Clark
08/10/2014 Anini Beach, Kauai Small refrigerator door. Chris D'Angelo, reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
08/08/2014 Lepeuli, Kauai Beam about about 12ft -15ft long Jessica Frost, Kauai Surfider Foundation.
08/04/2014 Pono Kai, Kapaa, Kauai Boat about 22' long and 8’ wide. ID no. 210-50106. Scott Suga, Kauai County Public Works, reported by Sonia Gorgula, DLNR.
08/02/2014 Anahola Beach, Kauai Propane tank. Scott McCubbins, reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
06/23/2014 Hanamaulu Bay, Kauai Beam, app. 9ft. long, with mortise and tenon features. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
06/23/2014 Appr. 459 nmi NW of Kauai: Coordinates 28-87N 162-01W Capsized and adrift 50ft. fiberglass boat. Honolulu US Coast Guard, reported by Sonia Gorgula, DLNR.
06/21/2014 Aliomanu Beach, Kauai Beam, 4" x 5" x 13', with mortise features. Elizabeth Kain, reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
06/12/2014 Just north of Donkey Beach, Kauai Transom of a boat. Barbara Wiedner, reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfider Foundation.
06/10/2014
Lydgate Beach Park, Kauai Unusual blue metal buoy; length 8ft.; flotation is 3ft. diameter and 3ft. high. No markings. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
06/11/2014 Anahola, Kauai Two beams with the mortise openings typical of beams from the tsunami. Barbara Wiedner; reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
06/04/2014
Anahola, Kauai Boat fragment; 12-16ft. long, 1/2 burnt. Found close to beams above. Barbara Wiedner; reported by Carl Berg, Kauai. Surfrider Fdn.
06/04/2014
Kahala Beach, Oahu Unusual tire found together with beam below. Karen Borg.
06/04/2014
Kahala Beach, Oahu Beam with features similar to previous beams thought to be from tsunami. Karen Borg.
05/31/2014
Ahukini Beach, Kauai Pallet with Kanji saying "Nihon Shokuzai," referring to "Japan" food. Link to company. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/24/2014
Kealia Beach, Kauai Beam with features similar to previous beams thought to be from tsunami. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/25/2014
Kealia Beach, Kauai Beam with features similar to previous beams thought to be from tsunami. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/24/2014
Kealia Beach, Kauai Beam with features similar to previous beams thought to be from tsunami. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/17/2014
Ahukini, Kauai Strange 5' propane tank with double valve together with a tire. Barbara Weidner and Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/07/2014
Beach south of Lydgate, in Kaha Lani condo area, Kauai Boat fragment with ID number. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/07/2014
Ahukini, Kauai Door of small refrigerator. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
05/06/2014
Punalau Beach, Maui Container with katakana that say Santory, a famous Japanesewhisky brand. Lauryn Rego.
04/29/2014
Kailua Beach, Oahu Unusual plastic piece of driftage. Reported by Karen Borg.
04/29/2014
Kailua Beach, Oahu Bottom of plastic crate, app. 2 ft long; unusual driftage for this beach. Reported by Karen Borg.
04/29/2014
Lydgate Beach, Kauai Part of a little refrigerator, similar to others that have washed up. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
04/29/2014
Lydgate Beach, Kauai Beam, 9ft x 5" x 5",
with 2"x 4"s and 1"x 4"s nailed to the sides.
Reported by Patricia Blank and Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
04/29/2014
Lydgate Beach, Kauai Beam, app. 12 ft. long, with mortise features and two shorter beams, app. 5 ft. long, attached at one end. Reported by Patricia Blank and Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
04/29/2014
Lydgate Beach, Kauai Propane tank, 5 ft. long, app. 20 gal. Reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
04/26/2014
Kailua Beach, Oahu Pole ~ 9 ft. long and 12" in diameter. Reported by Chris Woolaway.
04/21/2014
Kaimana Beach, Waikiki, Oahu Pole, similar to those on Kailua Beach; ~ 7 ft. long and 11" in diameter. Reported by Karen Borg.
04/12/2014
Lepe'uli, Kauai Fishing boat, app. 26 ft. long; ID tag identified as from Japan. Reported by Daniel Nelso & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider FNDN.
04/11/2014
Anahola, Cove 6, Kauai Wooden beam with mortise features; found together with plastic bin. Reported by Barbara Wiedner & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider FNDN.
04/11/2014
Anahola, Cove 6, Kauai Large plastic bin. Reported by Barbara Wiedner & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider FNDN.
04/08/2014
Kailua Beach (off Kaimoani Way), Oahu Wooden (telephone?) pole, app. 20 ft long, encrusted with goosneck barnacles. Reported by Karen Borg.
04/06/2014
Baby Beach, Kapa'a, Kauai Fiberglass fragment, 4 ft. x 6 ft. Possibly from a fishing skiff. Reported by Scott McCubbin & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
04/02/2014
Kilauea Point, Kauai Small Hitachi fridge. Reported by Padraic Gallagher & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider FNDN.
03/27/2014
Nukoli'i, Kauai Wooden beam with mortise and tenon features 235" x 7.25" x 5.5." Reported by Patti Blank & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
03/27/2014
Nukoli'i, Kauai Wooden beam, 135" x 5.5" x 5.5." Reported by Patti Blank & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
03/27/2014
Nukoli'i, Kauai Wooden beam with mortise features, 126" x 9" x 6.5." Reported by Patti Blank & Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation.
03/13/2014
21-49.14N 159-10.8W (10 NM off Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai 10-16' vessel: red bottom, white hull, fiberglass, covered in marine growth; Kanji characters. Spotted from helicopter, reported by Tyler Peterson with USGC.
03/13/2014
Reef off of Kaikea Point, Kauai Small skiff. ID number broken offf, but similar in build & type and Kanji markings to confirmed skiffs lost in tsunamii. Reported by Tyler Peterson with USGC and further described by Sonia Gorgula.
02/16/2014
Hana, Maui Huge beam, about 20 ft. long, with wooden pegs rather than nails. Beside it a bottle with Kanji? characters. Reported by Jennifer Lang.
02/08/2014
Kamilo Beach, Hawaii Island Small freezer door with Kanji ?) characters Reported by Megan Lamson, Hawaii Wildlife Fund
~01/20/2014
Kamilo Beach, Hawaii Island Large boat fragment (similar to one found/reported from Aug 2013) .  Approx 10' x 5' and 325 lbs Reported by Megan Lamson, Hawaii Wildlife Fund
01/08/2014
Aliomanu Beach, Kauai Large propane tank with same Fujikoh and BV50W mark on valve as propane tank found on Shipwreck Beach. Reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
01/08/2014
Aliomanu Beach, Kauai Fragment of shipping siding. Reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
01/04/2014
Malaekahana, Oahu 5-ft.-long fragment (fiberglass boat siding?). Gisela Speidel, IPRC
~01/01/2014
Shipwreck Beach, Kauai 25-gal. propane tank, with Fujikoh and BV50W written on the valve. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation

2013

Date
Picture
Location
Description
Source
12/28/2013
Kealia, Kauai YamatoProtec fire extinguisher. Confirmed origin by Honolulu Japanese Consulate. Found during beach clean up. Reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
~12/24/2013
Shipwreck Beach, Kauai Long (~11.5') beam with grooves and complex notches worked into two sides, similar to others on Kauai. Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
Between September and December, 2013
Sherwood Forest, Oahu
Four 6-to-14-feet-long notched beams.
Found by lifeguards David Loganbill and Laakea Davis, reported by Nikolai Maximenko.
12/07/2013
Lydgate Beach, Kauai
Boat front.
Found by Pamela Brown / Kauai Stories. Reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/24/2013
Donkey Beach, Kauai
Beam with many notches.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/24/2013
Donkey Beach, Kauai
Notched beam.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/24/2013
Donkey Beach, Kauai
Skinny log.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/24/2013
Donkey Beach, Kauai
Plastic tablet with Kanji characters.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/17/2013
Lydgate Beach, Waialua, Kauai
Tree trunk, app .55' long and 1.5' wide at breast height. Covered thickly with barnacles.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/15/2013
Kailua Beach, Oahu Herman Allerstorfer
11/15/2013
Kailua Beach, Oahu
Two attached beams, thickness 4.75", length of longer beam 11.5' with 3 nicely done mortise and tenons.
Herman Allerstorfer
11/12/2013
Donkey Beach, Kauai
Propoane tank
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/12/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Large wooden piece about 20' long with tongue and groove.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/09/2013
Hanamaulu Beach, Kauai
Beam 10' x 5.75" x 5.75" with mortises. Tongue of beam below fits into hole of this beam.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/09/2013
Hanamaulu Beach, Kauai
Beam 8' x 5.75" x 5.75" with mortises.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
11/08/2013 Hanamaulu Beach, Kauai
Light buoy from a fishing vessel; more than 6' tall, with Kanji characters at base. May not be tsunami debris says Carl Berg.
11/07/2013 Hauula, beach across from Sacred Falls trail, Oahu
Wooden beam 15' long with notches and attached ropes.
Bonnie Wooten
11/05/2013
Kalama Beach on Kailua Beach, Oahu
Large log, length app. 20', diameter app. 3'.
Jim Borg, Star-Advertiser
11/02/2013
Malaekahana Beach, Oahu
20 ft. ~6" x 6" wood beam, many fine open, through, and stub mortises, maybe from a house.
Gisela Speidel, IPRC
11/02/2013
Malaekahana Bay, Oahu Gisela Speidel, IPRC
11/02/2013 Malaekahana Bay, Oahu
25-ft to 30-ft pole, tapering in diameter from ~ 16" to 12", sawed at both ends. About 20' from above pole.
Gisela Speidel, IPRC
10/26/2013
Mahaulepu Beach, Kauai
Log 24 feet long.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
10/26/2013
Mahaulepu Beach, Kauai
Log 18 feet long.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
10/26/2013 Mahaulepu Beach, Kauai
Tree trunk, 12 feet long.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
10/20/2013
Larsen's Beach, Kauai
Propane tank like the one reported 9/26/13 from Lanikai, and not like
American tanks.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
10/13/2013
Kapa'a lookout, Kauai
Wooden beam with mortise and tenon features.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
10/04/2013
Kahuku, Campbell Wildlife Refuge, Oahu
Wooden Beam 20' X 4" X 12", routed on both ends to accept two upright beams. Plastic lettering denoted a village in Japan.

Paul Sensano, DLNR
9/29/2013 Waipake Beach, Kauai
Wooden planks with "nice" mortise and tenon joints. Perhaps a door or lid.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
9/29/2013
Waipake Beach, Kauai
Wooden beam with moritse and tenon features, gooseneck barnacles, large hard barnacles, and mussels.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
9/26/2013 Lanikai Beach (Ocean Acess 9), Oahu
Propane tank with Kanji-like characters. Still contains gas.
Steve Clark
Exact date unknown; found 9/24/2013
Kamilo Point, Hawaii Island
Gabled roof end of small cabin with metal bracing holding all together. Beam length app. 15'.
Megan Lamson, Bill Gilmartin, and Hawaii Wild Life Fund
Exact date unknown; found 9/17/2013
North of Donkey Beach, Kauai
White plastic box: 2'x 2.5, with characters.
Exact date unknown; found 9/17/2013
North of Donkey Beach, Kauai
Skiff fragment: 4' in length, lettering "..MAHA" and "YANMAR."
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
9/07/2013
North of Donkey Beach, Kauai
Small fridge: 18"x18"x33", with Japanese label.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
8/28/2013
Waipoli, Kapaa, Kauai
Fuel tank with "Oriental lettering," tank still contained fuel.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
8/26/2013
Waipoli, Kauai
Black oyster buoy. "Getting a lot more of the oyster floats, didn't keep track of them."
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
8/17/2013
Turtle Bay, Oahu
Japanese fishing vessel.
8/14/2013
Kawela Bay, Oahu
Japanese fishing vessel.
8/13/2013
North of Donkey Beach, Kauai
20' insulated shipping- container side.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
8/05/2013
Ki'i Point, Hawaii Island
Several figerglass and wood pieces from a small boat, with gooseneck and whlte barnacles.
Megan Lamson, Bill Martin, and Hawaii Wild Life Fund
8/02/2013
Kamilo Point, Hawaii Island
Large glass lightbulb with Kanji characters.
Megan Lamson, Bill Martin, and Hawaii Wild Life Fund
7/14/2013
Lat: 28 31.25N Lon: 129 21.66W
Sighted 15' chunk of floating telephone pole.
s/v Ciminal Mischief
7/13/2013
Lat: 28 18.7N
Lon: 134 58.9W
Sighted 35' floating tree trunk.
s/v Between The Sheets
7/13/2013
Lat: 28.35.014 N
Lon: 138.53.48 W
Struck what may have been a 10' section of telephone pole.
s/v Manatea
7/12/2013
One day before above location.
Large pieces of debris, a
couple of pieces of lumber looked like parts of a house
s/v Manatea
7/14/2013
Kunia Beach, Kauai
Oyster buoy with barnacles.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
7/14/2013
North or Kealia Beach, Kauai
Remnants of a little fridge.
Carl Berg (Surfrider)
7/07/2013
Malaekahana, Oahu
Barnacle encrusted fishing vessel like others from tsunami.
Star-Advertiser
late June 2013
Pauko Beach, Island of Hawaii
Pallet with Kanji characters.
Cynthia Ho,
Keep Puako Beautiful
Site Coordinator
4/19/2013
Floated eight miles off of Waimea, Kauai; then lost to sight.
Fishing vessel like others from tsunami.
Spotted by fisherman; reported by Carl Berg (Surfrider)
4/15/2013
Barking Sands, Kauai
Large oyster buoy.
John Burger, Pacific Missile Range Facility
4/07/2013
Crescent City, CA
20-foot-long skiff, covered in pelagic gooseneck barnacles. Writing says "Takata High School"
Staff at Humboldt State University. Reported in NOAA Marine Debris Blog
3/19/2013
Makapuu, Oahu
Large black oyster buoy.
Cameron Fumar, UH.
3/19/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Small buoys with oyster shells.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
3/19/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Small refrigerator door, 15"X22."
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
3/16/2013
Kai'ole Bay to Ki'i, Hawaii Island
Mini fridge/cooler with rollers; rice-cooker-like thermos with spout, large buoys from Sanshin-Kako Co., Ltd. , small plastic toy items: camel, rhinos, army figurines. For more photos click here.
Megan Lamson (Hawaii Wildlife Fund from Hawaii Wildlife Fund cleanup)
3/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Oyster buoy.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
3/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Buoy with mussels.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
Feb. or March 2013
Lepeuli, Kauai
Oyster buoy.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
3/07/2013
Kapa'a Beach, Kauai
Plastic pallet, 4ft. x 4ft., floating flat in the water. Kanji characters on edges verified by Taro Nishijima from The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Don Heacok (DLNR), reported by Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
3/05/2013
Kailua Beach, Oahu
Thick rope of considerable length, possibly anchor rope, with many mussels.
Jim Borg
2/24/2013
Wailua Beach, Kauai
Made in Japan ATV tire, 19" rim, broken off from axle.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
2/21/2013 (same photo as 2/15)
Kapaa Shores, Kauai
Large piece of floating dock similar to the one found on 2/15/2013.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
2/21/2013
Kealia Beach, Kauai
42 yellow buoys.
Don Heacock (DLNR) and Carl Berg (Surfrider)
2/21/2013
Kealia Beach, Kauai
Ribbed buoy together with 3 other buoys and large styrofoam pieces.
Don Heacock (DLNR) and Carl Berg (Surfrider)
2/19-21/2013
Hanauma Bay
Large oyster buoy.
Nikolai Maximenko
2/14-21/2013
Campbell Wildlife Refuge, Kahuku
Large oyster buoys.
Bernard Capel
2/15/2013
Makapuu
Concrete encased styrofoam, 5ft. x 4ft: a dock? Barnacles & oyster shells.
Cammy Fumar; also reported by KHON2 TV
2/15/2013
Waipake, Kauai
Large oyster buoy.
Carl Berg and Surfrider-Kauai volunteers
2/14/2013
Kapaa, Kauai
Floating dock part.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
2/13/2013
Malaekahana
20-ft. boat with barnacles and Kanji characters.
Scott Brady, in HawaiiNewsNow
2/2013, first week
Waipake, Kauai
Refrigerator door.
Carl Berg and Surfrider-Kauai volunteers
2/2013, first week
Waipake, Kauai
Small refrigerator.
Carl Berg and Surfrider-Kauai volunteers
2/2013, first week
Waipake, Kauai
Large buoy.
Carl Berg and Surfrider-Kauai volunteers
1/19/2013
Nohili Point, Barking Sands, Kauai
Buoy, appx. 250lbs, appx. 15ft long and 4.5ft in diameter. Kanji or Hangul characters. For story click here.
Dennis Rowley, Pac. Missile Range Facility
1/18/2013
Waialua, North Shore, Oahu
Cylinder, appx. 7ft wide, 3-4ft tall.
1/16/2013
Honokohau, Kailua, Kona
Skiff, appx. 18-20ft long, floating upside down.
Dennis Cintas, in Hawaii Tribune-Herald
First days of January, 2013
Hanauma Bay, Oahu
Refrigerator; Japanese tag, barnacles; floated several days in eddy; then entered bay.
Lynn Pullen and Alan Hong reported 1/07/2013

2012

Date
Picture
Location
Description
Source
12/24/2012
Waipake Beach, Kauai
Small refrigerator door, Japanese tag, barnacles; found during daily beach cleanup.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation
12/23/2012
Punaluu, Oahu
Skiff, 24ft long, found in surf; Asian green mussels; kanji characters on bow and side.
Leilehuanani Kane Tapado, in HawaiiNewsNow
11/29/2012
Kahana Bay, Oahu
Skiff, 20ft long, kanji characters, similar to other boats found from tsunami.
Brad Camphouse, reported 11/30 on HawaiiNewsNow,confirmed debris
11/10/2012
Kahuku Golf Club coast, Oahu
Refrigerator with barnacles and kanji characters and serial number.
Kahi Pacarro, found during Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Event
11/04/2012
Kahala Beach Park, Oahu
3-gallon gas can; non-native barnacles and kanji characters
Chris Ostrander
10/24/2012
Off-shore Diamond Head lookout, Oahu
White plastic fragment (probably a lid), size of a large hand, with kanji characters
Francois Ascani, while paddling
10/18/2012
07°13' N by 150°54' W
Large black oyster buoy; floating high in water; only a few barnacles.
Jim Mackey sailing from Hawaii to Tahiti on This Boat
10/03/2012
Naalehu, Kau, Island of Hawaii
Metal object: appx.12ft tall, appx. 20ft diameter; on shore below Na`alehu.
Found by hikers, report by Julia Neals, Ka'u Calendar News
9/30/2012
Waimanalo Beach, O'ahu
Asahi beer crate, kanji characters, washed up on beach.
Found by John Gallagher, report HawaiiNewsNow
9/29/2012
700 miles north of Molokai
Skiff, 20ft long, barnacles. Owner in Japan found, not interested in having boat back.
Found by fisherman on the Zephyr, report by HawaiiNewsNow
9/28/2012
Kokee Beach in Hana, Maui
Plastic hardhat; letters "Toyo"; from Toyo Safety Industrial in Japan. Found in tidepool.
Kelson, Jud and Kelley reported to the IPRC
9/26/2012
Kawaihae Harbor, Island of Hawaii
Large red 500-watt lightbulb; kanji characters; gooseneck barnacles.
Kinkaid reported to the IPRC
9/24-28/
2012
Kaunakai beach, Molokai
Large grey 500-watt lightbulb; kanji characters.
Dane Christopher, report by Molokai Dispatch
9/24-28/
2012
East end, Kaunakakai, Molokai
Large plastic open-top container, kanji characters, washed up on beach.
Midge Nakagagawa, report by Molokai Dispatch
9/24-28/
2012
Ualapue, Molokai
Gasoline tank, still smelling of gasoline, kanji characters, found floating.
Local Keiki, Keahe and Namaka, report by Molokai Dispatch
9/24/2012
349' N by 1784.4' E
Pleasure boat Sinonome, 1.5m above surface
Shinyoumaru, Japanese vessel
9/18/2012
Floated off Sea Life Park, Oahu
Blue box, appx. 4 - 5ft tall; label of company: Y.K Suisan Co., Ltd., destroyed by tsunami.
Workers at Makai Ocean Engineering, in HawaiiNewsNow
9/17/2012
30 miles north of Hana, Maui
Dock, 30ft x 50ft; after 3 days vanished. Floated through Molokai Channel in IPRC model.
Seen by Fisherman reported by HawaiiNewsNow
8/20/2012
Hanalei Harbor, Kauai
Large red 500-watt lightbulb; kanji characters; gooseneck barnacles.
Cody Kimura, reported by Carl Berg, Surfrider Kauai
8/19/2012
Kilauea Pt NWR, Kauai, similar to 10/18/2012 (photo source)
Floating black oyster buoy.
Carl Berg, Kauai Surfrider Foundation

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