U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland reported the following activity.

Aug. 13

At 1:55 p.m. Station Rockland received a call from Knox County dispatch about an overturned kayak just outside Rockland Harbor. The reporting source told the dispatcher that there was a life jacket floating in the area, but there were no signs of any people.

A response boat was launched at 2:14 p.m. to investigate the situation and it arrived on the scene at 2:30 p.m. Maine Marine Patrol and the Rockland Police Department were also notified by Knox County dispatch and they arrived at the location within minutes of the response boat.

The boat crew determined that the overturned vessel was actually an inflatable dingy off the sailing vessel Dream Weaver. The Rockland Police Department and Marine Patrol began searching for a possible person in the water, and the station tried hailing the sailboat on Channel 16, but did not receive a response.

At 2:46 p.m. the response boat received a call from the owner of the Camden Pump Service, a friend of the owner of Dream Weaver, who said the dingy had broken loose earlier and was reported missing. The search efforts were suspended, and Dream Weaver‘s owner was notified about the situation.

Aug. 15

At 9:15 p.m. Station Rockland received a phone call from a gentleman in Tenants Harbor about what he believed to be flares off Wheeler Bay. A response boat was diverted from another mission at 10:28 p.m. to begin a search of the area. At 10:36 p.m. the response boat arrived on the scene and discussed the flare characteristics and their exact location with the reporting source. After their discussion, Josh Nazworth, the response boat’s coxswain, notified the station that the flares could possibly be fireworks because what the reporting source described — five to eight flares only burning on ascent and in succession — seemed more like fireworks than distress flares.

At midnight the response boat began to search the area, but didn’t find any debris or other signs of a distressed vessel in the bay. At 12:25 a.m. the response boat had completed its search of the area and was diverted for a possible overdue sailing vessel.

Aug. 16

At 12:25 a.m. a response boat received a call from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England that the sailing vessel Hakuna Matata, a blue, 39-foot sloop, had been reported overdue by the Monhegan Race Committee. Multiple Coast Guard vessels and aircraft had already been involved in the search along Maine’s coastline after receiving the initial call at 6 p.m. the previous day, but the sector needed the response boat to begin searching around Matinic Island immediately. The response boat, which was under way for the flare sighting in Wheeler Bay, was diverted and began transiting toward the island.

At 12:35 a.m. Sector Northern New England established communication with the Hakuna Matata and determined it was safely moored in the Portland area. The response boat was released by Sector Northern New England and returned to the station.