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Harbor Blotter -- Sept. 28

posted: 9/28/2012
ORANGE COUNTY

Dana Point Harbor
Sept. 13 • 5:38 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 20-foot sailboat colliding with two vessels at E Dock. According to reports, the operator did not know how to put the vessel in gear. The boat was temporarily secured, and the operator was told that if he was unable to pay for a transient slip, the vessel would be impounded the next day.

Newport Harbor
Sept. 14 • 2:30 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers received a report of an 85-foot boat that had lost propulsion and was stuck on a dock. Two people on board required help getting off the vessel.
Sept. 14 • 10:49 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted the operator of a 55-foot powerboat with 2 feet of water standing in the bilge and a non-working bilge pump.
Sept. 15 • 11:41 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of two electric boats side-tied and drifting in a mooring area, with approximately 15 people screaming and jumping into the bay.
Sept. 17 • 11:55 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers worked with Chuck South Mooring Service and the owner of a pontoon boat that had become partially submerged and beached near the 1300 block of Bay Front, to try and get the boat removed.
Sept. 18 • 9:05 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers removed a 15-foot log that was drifting in the middle of the channel near Bay, Lido and Harbor islands.

Sunset/Huntington Harbour
Sept. 15 • 9:31 a.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers discovered a marker buoy floating loose in the middle of the channel near Sunset Aquatic Park. The buoy is normally positioned in the bird sanctuary. Officers towed the buoy back to its proper location.
Sept. 15 • 5:33 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers investigated a report of a gray inflatable boat near the Davenport Bridge that was allegedly being driven recklessly by a child with an adult aboard.
Sept. 17 • 8:31 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers removed a telephone pole that was adrift in the water.

VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura Harbor
Sept. 1 • 10:08 a.m.
Ventura Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a slow-speed collision between a sailboat and an outboard engine on a moored vessel. Patrol responded and found that the operator had passed information to the owner of the struck boat. Damage was minor, so no other action was taken.
Sept. 2 • 12:40 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a disabled and anchored vessel in the Main Channel. Officers took the vessel in tow and released it at the launch ramp.
Sept. 2 • 5:36 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers reportedly observed a speeding inflatable, then watched as its engine failed. Officers took the vessel in tow to the launch ramp.
Sept. 2 • 11:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report that two vessels were on the beach near Mandalay Power Plant. Offers responded and found that both boats were safely on the beach. No additional action was taken. Vessel Assist later removed the vessels from the beach.
Sept. 8 • 11:45 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report from Vessel Assist of a vessel disabled a quarter-mile from the harbor entrance, requesting that Harbor Patrol officers take it into tow. Officers took the vessel in tow and released it at the launch ramp.
Sept. 9 • 11:40 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a sailing school Sabot capsize, and the two students aboard were unable to right it. The students stayed on the Harbor Patrol boat until a chase boat arrived on scene to dewater the Sabot. The students were then transferred back to the Sabot.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor

Sept. 7 • 7:15 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a woman yelling on the dock. She pointed to a man in the water. The man was pulled from the water, was incoherent and reportedly showed signs of alcohol intoxication. The man crews on a local fishing boat, and the boat owner was called to assist. The boat owner drove his crewmember home.
Sept. 8 • 12:10 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded on Patrol Boat #1 to a man reportedly drowning, next to Stearns Wharf. One Harbor Patrol crew entered the water and swam the victim to Patrol Boat #1, and he was pulled aboard. Paramedics met the boat at the wharf loading ramp, where he was given CPR and taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Sept. 8 • 1:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded on Patrol Boat #3 to a report of a catamaran sinking with two people in the water, 1.5 miles offshore. The operator told officers he forgot to place both plugs in the hull. Officers towed the cat to the beach, where it sank in shallow water. Officers then used line and a winch from a patrol truck to pull the cat up on the beach.
Sept. 8 • 2:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded on Patrol Boat #2 to a report of a disabled 20-foot powerboat taking on water and dragging anchor toward Butterfly Beach. The boat self-drained while under tow to the harbor and was hauled out on a trailer.

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