Harbor Blotter -- May 10posted: 5/10/2013
Dana Point Harbor
April 28 • 9:35 a.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a large boat speeding, which reportedly knocked a paddleboarder off their board.
April 28 • 1:12 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a vessel that lost engine power approximately one-half mile up the coast from Dana Point Harbor. The vessel was towed to the launch ramp.
April 28 • 2:29 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a kayaker in distress, directly out from Arch Rock. Officers towed two kayakers to N Street.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
April 29 • The Pleasure Pier end float and the Catalina Adventure Tours float were installed, in preparation for the busy summer season.
Channel Islands Harbor
April 29 • 8 a.m. Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a disabled 44-foot sailing vessel one-half mile west of the harbor entrance. The vessel was towed to the harbormaster’s dock, where the owner made repairs and left the harbor.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
April 9 • 9:20 a.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report at the summer anchorage of a sailboat sitting low in the water. Officers cut a padlock on a companionway door to gain access and began dewatering the vessel. The boat’s owner made arrangements to have the vessel hauled out by a local boatyard.
April 16 • 8 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers contacted the operator a 14-foot powerboat towing a surfer in the surf zone east of Stearns Wharf, without a spotter or a PFD. Officers terminated the skipper’s voyage and provided him with a copy of “The ABCs of California Boating Law.”
April 27 • 5:48 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers and Santa Barbara Fire Department personnel responded to a report of two kayakers adrift and needing assistance, 7 miles southwest of the harbor entrance. A Coast Guard helicopter crew reported finding the victims, with a rescue swimmer in the water. Harbor Patrol officers were redirected into position to pick up the kayaks and other debris. Harbor Patrol officers on Patrol Boat #2 stood by while the last passenger was taken into the Coast Guard helicopter for transport. Two ocean kayaks were recovered, along with one paddle, and brought back to Santa Barbara Harbor.
April 28 • 7:05 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a swimmer clinging to the #3 navigational buoy. Contacted was made with the reportedly non-cooperative swimmer, who refused to talk to Harbor Patrol officers. Another Harbor Patrol vessel responded with three Santa Barbara Police Department officers and removed the subject from the buoy. He was placed in an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital.