Harbor Blotter -- May 11posted: 5/10/2012
Dana Point Harbor
April 30 • 1:22 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted in rescuing two kayakers in distress. Lifeguards swam the kayakers around a reef and Harbor Patrol officers brought the kayakers and their two kayaks back to Baby Beach.
April 29 • 12:48 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a reported boat accident with fuel in the bilge of a powerboat in the ferry lane. Officers got passengers off the boat, foamed the vessel and took it to a fuel dock for a pumpout. The boat was later towed to its slip.
April 29 • 8:25 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 20-foot powerboat dragging anchor and ending up in the main channel, about to hit other vessels. Officers responded and awoke the occupant of the boat, who was reportedly sleeping belowdecks. They later towed to boat and secured it to a mooring for the night.
Sunset Beach/Huntington Harbour
May 2 • 1:56 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers checked on the welfare of the skipper of a 20-foot sailboat that was reportedly going in circles.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Long Beach Harbor
April 22 • 8:30 p.m. Officers aboard Long Beach Police Boat 2 responded to a report of a vessel on the beach at the Claremont Avenue lifeguard tower. The vessel ran aground after having engine trouble and was towed from the beach by Long Beach Fire Department Rescue Boat 1.
April 28 • 6 p.m. Officers aboard Long Beach Police Boat 2 responded to a vessel that had run aground at the Alamitos Bay Channel entrance and found a 20-foot power boat on the rocks with engine trouble. The vessel was taken in tow by the police boat and returned to Davies Launch Ramp in Alamitos Bay.
Ventura Harbor April 26 • 5:13 p.m. Ventura County Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a small sailboat capsized in the turning basin. Officers responded, righted and dewatered the vessel, and towed it to the launch ramp.
April 29 • Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a possibly disabled paddleboat by Ventura West Marina. Officers responded and towed the vessel back to a boat rental company.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor April 18 • 6:45 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to several VHF marine radio calls reporting a sailboat aground on the outside of the sand spit. The vessel was successfully pulled off the beach. The operator was able to continue, under the boat’s own power, back to the harbor.
April 28 • 2:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a strong fuel odor coming from a power vessel in Marina 1. It was determined that the boat had been recently fueled and, because of increasing temperatures, the fuel had expanded and was being expelled through a fuel vent. The pressure was equalized by unscrewing the fuel cap, which eliminated the problem.