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Harbor Blotter

posted: 3/15/2014
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
San Diego Bay

March 2•
20- year old male arrested off of Harbor Island for theft of a dinghy
Feb. 28 • 51- year old male found operating a vessel at night without any navigation lights.  Subject was discovered to be a fugitive from Arizona. Subject was taken to San Diego County jail pending extradition.
Feb. 27 • Stolen vessel recovered in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.
Feb. 27 • 43-year old female on a vessel in the Americas Cup Harbor arrested for domestic violence
Feb. 25 • Ten-foot dinghy impounded after being found adrift in the Chula Vista Marina.

ORANGE COUNTY  

Dana Point Harbor
March 4 • 2:52 p.m.
Harbor Patrol responded to a small 12 foot fishing boat that was drifting 50 yards offshore just south of Doheny. Vessel was escorted back to the harbor.
March 3 • 12:36 p.m. Harbor Patrol pumped out a 21 foot vessel whose center console was taking on water. Newport Beach Harbor
March 5 • 10:39 a.m. Harbor Patrol impounded a 10 foot skiff at the Fernando Street dock.
March 2 • 7:04 p.m. Harbor Patrol towed a 17 foot Bayliner that was disabled at the entrance channel.
March 2 • 8:50 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a boat taking on water at the 1300 block of Balboa Ave. Boat was completely underwater and unable to be pumped out.
 
Sunset Beach Harbor
March 2 • 9:14 a.m
. Harbor Patrol responded to a 19 foot Boston whaler that had taken on 2 feet of water and the pump was not working. Officer were able to pump out about 1 foot of water.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Marina del Rey

March 5 • 8:15 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the main channel of Marina del Rey for a disabled vessel.  The vessel lost engine power and was adrift and in danger of hitting other boats.  The deputies took the vessel in tow and took it to a maintenance dock at the owner’s request.
March 3 • 3:20 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the detached breakwater of Marina del Rey regarding a disabled boat. The boat’s engine became disabled and the boat was adrift and in danger of going on the rocks. The deputies towed the boat to safety and took them to the launch ramp.
Feb. 28 • 10:25 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to “A” basin regarding a sinking vessel.  The deputies deployed a portable salvage pump and dewatered the 24 foot boat. 
Feb. 27 • 4:40 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol, along with Baywatch del Rey, responded to Dockweiler beach regarding a vessel that ran aground.  The 70 foot vessel had been anchored off the beach when heavy seas caused it to drag its anchor and go aground.  The 2 occupants of the vessel were assisted off the boat by life guards, no one was injured.  The vessel is still hard aground on the beach and salvage plans are being devised. 
Feb. 24 • 2 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to “D” basin regarding a theft report call. The victim’s boat had been broken into and personal property was taken. An investigation is underway
Feb. 18 • 7 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol received a distress call over the VHF marine radio of a capsized PWC at the turning basin with two people in the water. The deputies recovered the people from the water and righted the PWC. The people were wet and cold but not injured, they were given blankets. They were transported back to their boat along with the PWC
Feb. 17 • 11 a.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the Main channel and “F” basin regarding a disabled vessel. The boats engine was disabled and the boat was adrift. The deputies towed the vessel to its slip in “D” basin.

VENTURA COUNTY

Channel Islands Harbor

Feb. 23 • 10:45 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to an 8 foot vessel capsized at the harbor entrance. The Harbor Patrol pulled two people from the water. No one was injured. The vessel was towed the temporary launch ramp.
Feb. 20 • 1 p.m. The Harbor Patrol responded an ill person aboard a vessel in its slip. The patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Ventura Harbor
March 2 • 11:02 a.m.
Patrol observed a skiff low in the water due to recent rains. Patrol pumped the skiff out
March 2 • 10:40 a.m. Ventura Yacht Club reported a vessel low in the water. Patrol responded and pumped the vessel out.
March 1 • 9:25 a.m. A resident in the Keys reported a boat loose. Patrol responded and found that one of the lines had parted, so the boat had swung into a neighbor's boat. Patrol secured the vessel
Feb. 28 • 10:25 a.m. Patrol observed that the vessel that had taken on water yesterday was listing again. The captain was aboard using a bucket to dewater the vessel. Patrol pumped out the vessel.
Feb. 27 • 7:55 a.m. Patrol received a report of a vessel listing badly in its slip at HV. Patrol responded and found the vessel’s stern hatch filled with water. Patrol dewatered the vessel and notified its owner.

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