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Harbor Blotter

posted: 4/12/2014
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
 
San Diego Harbor
March 26 •
A 26 -year old male and a 54- year old male were arrested at the Shelter Island launch ramp for being drunk in public. March 24 • Investigated a report of a stolen 9-foot dinghy from the Shelter Island Yacht basin.

ORANGE COUNTY

 Dana Point Harbor
April 2 • 2:14 p.m.
Harbor Patrol towed the barge back to the bridge.
April 2 • 12:24 p.m. Harbor Patrol towed a sailboat that was dragging anchor.

 LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Marina del Rey
March 29 • 5 p.m.
Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to Venice Beach regarding a suspect running from L.A.P.D. The suspect had earlier assaulted an L.A.P.D. officer and escaped.  The suspect entered the water and was approximately 25 yards from the Venice breakwater.  A Los Angeles County Lifeguard, on a rescue board, was trying to assist him.  The deputies were able to pull the suspect out of the water and onto their boat.  They transported him to the MDR Sheriff’s station where an L.A.P.D. unit took custody of him. 
 March 29 • 4:30 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to “B” basin regarding a burglary report call.  The victim said he had been away from his boat for a couple of days.  Upon his return he discovered that someone had gone aboard his vessel and stole parts from his engine.  An investigation is ongoing.
March 26 • 5:40 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to “D” basin regarding a 28 foot sail boat getting set down into moored vessels.  The deputies towed the sail boat out of harm’s way.  No damage was seen on any of the involved boats. The vessel was towed to its slip in the basin.
March 15 • 10 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to “G” basin regarding a sinking vessel.  The deputies pumped approximately 400 gallons of water from a 35 foot cabin cruiser.  The dock master took charge of the vessel and notified the owner.
March 15 • 2:30 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the main channel of Marina del Rey regarding a vessel with smoke coming from the engine compartment.  The vessel, a 21 foot runabout with 7 people on board, requested assistance via VHF radio.  A seal on the port engine’s exhaust hose appeared to be smoldering. The hose was cooled and the deputies towed the vessel to the launch ramp.

VENTURA COUNTY

Ventura Harbor
March 30 • 4:58 p.m.
Harbor Patrol received a report of an Electra Craft disabled in the Sand Trap. Patrol responded. The vessel was a ground out of reach of Patrol. Patrol was able to provide verbal instruction and the craft got underway under its own power. March 28 • 9:45 a.m. Ventura Water advised Patrol that there was a sewage spill into the Harbor. The spill originated from Marina Park. Patrol notified the bottom cleaners in the Harbor including one who was in the water in the Keys. The City posted “Sewage Spill” signs throughout the area.
March 23 • 1230 p.m. VIM reports an oil sheen at VIM D-dock. Patrol investigated and found the source of the spil, a vessel. VIM contacted the boat's owner, who responded and cleaned up the spill with WIM Maintenance personnel
March 17 • 12:46 p.m. Patrol received a report of a bee swarm near the Fish Offloading Dock. Patrol contacted a bee removal service, who removed five pounds of bees, estimated at 15,000 bees

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Channel Islands
March 16 • 7:40 p.m.
Harbor Patrol and the fire department responded to a 21 foot power boat that went aground on Silver Strand beach with 5 people onboard. Everyone on board the vessel made it to shore without injuries. The boat was later removed from the beach by Vessel Assist.
March 16 • 10:55 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the harbor entrance near Hobie Beach for a disabled 27 foot power boat. The boat was towed to the temporary launch ramp.
March 16 • 7:35 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the detached break wall for a disabled 25 ft power boat which had lost power and drifted into the rocks.  Harbor Patrol arrived on scene and towed the vessel into safe water. Vessel Assist later arrived and completed the tow.
March 11 • 8:35 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the detached break wall for a disabled 18 ft power boat endanger of hitting the rocks.  Harbor Patrol arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow back to the temporary launch ramp.
March 9 • 3 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the main basin of the harbor for a disabled 33 ft sailboat. Harbor Patrol took the sailboat in tow. The sailboat was temporally moored at the harbor masters dock until Vessel Assist could arrive and continue the tow.
March 8 • 1 p.m. Harbor Patrol assisted a Jet Ski that had lost power in the harbor entrance. The Jet Ski was towed to the temporary launch ramp.

Santa Barbara Harbor
March 30 • 1:20 p.m.
Harbor Patrol received a report from a visiting cruise ship of a medical problem on board. Harbor Patrol, Santa Barbara Fire and AMR responded to the cruise ship and made patient contact.  The patient was ultimately brought ashore and transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
March 26 • 9:40 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the year-round anchorage east of Stearns Wharf on a report of a vessel dragging anchor and heading towards the beach. Harbor Patrol found the vessel in the surf line. Numerous attempts to contact the owner by phone were unsuccessful.  

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