The Coast Guard says the overturned sport boat reported yesterday two miles off Agate Beach has drifted about mile north to where it’s now off Moolack Beach about two miles. The boat is white with a blue hull. A Coast Guard helicopter crew hovering overhead estimated it to be between 20 and 30 feet in length. It’s been in the water for a very long time in that it’s covered with a large quantity of marine growth.
Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda says there was a report of an overturned boat in the water considerably north of Oregon earlier in the week that was determined NOT to be Japanese Tsunami debris.
The Coast Guard is monitoring the vessel’s movements. The Coast Guard warning was aimed at all mariners in the vicinity to be on the lookout so they don’t hit it.