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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

USCG Investigate Tar Balls at Makaha Beach

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 2, 2015

  • Report by beachgoers of tar balls on the beach in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii is being looked into
  • Samples are sent to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Connecticut.
  • Report by beachgoers of tar balls on the beach in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii is being looked into Report by beachgoers of tar balls on the beach in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii is being looked into
  • Samples are sent to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Connecticut. Samples are sent to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Connecticut.

 

The Coast Guard is investigating a report made July 29, 2015, by beachgoers of tar balls on the beach in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu incident management personnel walked the beaches and found tar balls up to an inch in size scattered along a 1,000-yard stretch of beach and took samples in an attempt to locate the source.

Samples taken from the site have been sent to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Connecticut.

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