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Ahu O Laka Safety Zone will be Enforced Memorial Day Weekend
Download flier and map of the safety zone
Mandatory Boating Education in Hawaii Will Take Effect 11/10/2014
Beginning 11/10/2014, all individuals who operate a motorized vessel in Hawaii's State
waters must have taken a boating safety course and show proof of certification.
Visit the Q&A page about Mandatory Education
Vessel Insurance Requirement to Increase in 2014
All vessels moored in DLNR/DOBOR facilities, including harbors and off-shore moorings, are required to carry insurance.
For more details on this requirement visit: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dbor/lettertoboaters.htm.
Read the Notice of Increase
The Boating Accounts Receivable System is still under development.
Please revisit this site for periodic updates.
On-Line Vessel Registration
~Renew your vessel registration ~Report changes or stolen vessel ~Replace your vessel registration card ~Purchase a ramp use decal
Vessel Registration Hotline: (808) 587-1970
For information about registering your vessel, registration renewals, ramp fees and decals
Vessel Registration Fee Schedule
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
WHERE CAN I FISH IN HAWAII?
Guidance on where fishing is allowed/prohibited in Hawaii's waters can be found at hawaii.gov/dlnr/dbor/bor-fishing.htm.
ATTENTION BOATERS AND OCEAN USERS
UH Hilo marine science students and collaborators released sets of wood blocks from locations
around the Big Island the week of 10/24/11. The red blocks are stamped with a message asking people to
report where and when they found the block.
This study is investigating a possible link between local sources of plastic marine debris and accumulation
areas such as Kamilo Point. Students are monitoring floating debris retention booms in urban Hilo to quantify the
amount and types of debris washed out of Hilo.
Drifter releases nearby will simulate the fate of that debris had it been allowed to enter the ocean.
Simultaneous releases from other locations will help scientists understand debris movement around
the entire island, or possibly to other islands.
If you or someone you know finds a block, please report the find to email@example.com or 808-937-4289.
Include the date and exact location of the find. It is also important to report the number stamped into the side of the
block so that project coordinators can trace your find back to the time and location of release.
NOTICE TO MARINERS FROM FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC PORTS TRAVELING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII
You are required to report the outbreak of certain infectious diseases and fatalities resulting from infectious
diseases aboard your vessel. Call the Hawaii Department of Health, DOCD/Disease Investigation Branch upon arrival.
Download flier with Hawaii DOH contact numbers.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PWC USE IN HAWAII
Information about rules and regulations pertaining to jetski/thrillcraft/personal watercraft use and enjoyment of these vessels in Hawaii waters. This primer for first time users also contains useful reminders for long-time riders.
KEALAKEKUA BAY RESTRICTED AREAS
Information about boating safety classes conducted by the Honolulu Sail & Power Squadron
Learn more about classes offered by the USCG Auxiliary (http://www.cgaux.org/boatinged/)
Find the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla nearest you (http://www.cgaux.org/units.php)
USCG Notice To Mariners ~ updated weekly
National Weather Service ~ forecasts for Hawaii's waters
Download a Float Plan
You can also visit any DOBOR facility and ask for a pad of float plans.
Get in the habit and come back alive!
Learn about the hazards of Hawaii's ocean waters by visiting oceansafety.soest.hawaii.edu/
The Hawaii Ocean Safety Team (HOST) is a DLNR/DOBOR partner
Visit the HOST web site
DOBOR's administrative rules and other PDF
files can be viewed via Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click the icon for a free download of the program through the Adobe homepage.
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