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Military Officials Search For Owners Of Eight Boats Washed Ashore

One of several vessels washed ashore on Naval Base Coronado from Zuniga Point...

Credit: Naval Base Coronado

Above: One of several vessels washed ashore on Naval Base Coronado from Zuniga Point is shown in this undated photo.

Military officials are searching for the owners of eight boats that washed ashore on Naval Base Coronado during the rainstorm earlier this month.

The unclaimed boats include several sailboats and larger vessels as well as smaller ones.

Navy officials say it's imperative the boats be removed from the beach by Feb. 15, when nesting season begins for some protected species that use the beach as a habitat.

Photo credit: Naval Base Coronado

One of several vessels washed ashore on Naval Base Coronado from Zuniga Point is shown in this undated photo.

"When the owners do not take responsibility for removing their property from NBC's beaches, taxpayer money must be used to safely remove the vessel and resulting debris, which directly impacts the base's ability to meet our mission of supporting and training America's heroes," Coronado base information officer Sandy Duchac said.

The base can be contacted at (619) 545-7418.

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