Japan Debris found on Alaskan shores.
As a coastal town, Marina residents and visitors who frequent the beach areas may encounter debris from the Japan inundation zone .
It is important to educate yourself in what to do.
- Be Safe: Use common sense and follow general safety guidelines. If you don't know what an item is, don't touch it. If it appears hazardous, contact appropriate authorities.
Marine debris items or significant accumulations potentially related to the tsunami can be reported to Disaster with as much information as possible:
- Date and time you found the item
- Any relevant descriptions
It is important to remember that not all debris found on U.S. shorelines is from Japan, so please use your discretion when reporting items.
U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center
Toll Free: 1-800-424-8802
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command
You may download a printable .pdf flier with more information on Japan debris guidelines here.