City of Rockaway Beach Oregon
Police Department
Charlie Stewart, Chief of Police
216 Highway 101 N.
Post Office Box 5
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Office 503-355-2252
Fax 503-355-2254


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Oregon Parks and Recreation Departmentís Tsunami Debris Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I find ...

Litter and other typical marine debris?
Examples: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, buoys, Styrofoam.

If practical, we encourage you to remove the debris and recycle as much of it as possible. Use your judgment -- if you see a significant amount of debris or anything you think might be related to the tsunami, send an e-mail with the date, location and photos to

Derelict vessel or other large debris item?
Examples: Adrift fishing boat, shipping containers.

Contact 911. If the debris is a hazard to navigation, contact the US Coast Guard Pacific Area Command at 510-437-3701 for assistance. Do not attempt to move or remove vessels.

Mementos or possessions?
Examples: Items with unique identifiers, names, or markings.

If an item can 1) be traced back to an individual or group and 2) has personal or monetary value, contact the department at 1-888-953-7677 or by e-mail at so we can make appropriate arrangements for return of items to Japan.

Potential hazardous materials?
Examples: Oil or chemical drums, gas cans, propane tanks.

Call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 to report the item with as much information as possible. Do not touch the item or attempt to move it.