Harbor Blotter - March 16posted: 3/15/2012
Dana Point Harbor
March 4 • 6:11 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a powerboat with a running bilge pump and water standing in the bilge. The owner was notified.
March 4 • 5:33 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report that numerous sea lions were crowding aboard a 50-foot yacht near the 1000 block of West Bay Avenue. The owner was contacted and informed of the situation.
March 4 • 1:44 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a vessel aground with passengers injured. According to reports, after the boat became beached near Pacific Coast Highway and Prospect at Shoreline, a fight ensued between the two subjects aboard the vessel and a stabbing occurred. When officers arrived, one reportedly had a leg injury and one had a head injury. The boaters were treated at a local hospital, and the boat was towed.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Long Beach Harbor
Feb. 21 • 1:09 p.m. Long Beach Police Boat 1 responded to a vehicle in the water inside the Southeast basin at Pier G. A diver from Long Beach Fire Department Rescue Boat 2 entered the water and recovered the driver, who was found inside the vehicle in 30 feet of water. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
Feb. 24 • 5:26 p.m. Long Beach Police Marine Patrol officers responded to Downtown Marina Gangway I for a report of a vessel revving its engine and emitting heavy black smoke. Officers determined that the vessel owner was breaking in a new engine, and he was advised to limit the engine noise.
Feb. 21 • 11:48 a.m. Long Beach Police Marine Patrol officers responded to a theft of approximately $275 worth of diesel fuel that was siphoned from the tank of the vessel at Gangway 13.
Redondo Beach/King Harbor
Feb. 6 • 7:08 p.m. Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol received a VHF radio call from a passing vessel, reporting a capsized boat -- a 12-foot aluminum skiff -- and two people on the breakwall near the entrance to the harbor. A 49-year-old and a 12-year-old were helped off the breakwall and brought to the Harbor Patrol office for medical evaluation, and their vessel was recovered and returned to them the next day.
Feb. 21 • 7:30 a.m. Ventura Harbor Patrol officers observed a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt climb over the fence at Ventura Isle Marina. The man was found to be a local boat owner who had lost his gate key.
Channel Islands Harbor
Feb. 12 • 3:40 p.m. Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officers and Oxnard Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a vessel fire at a local marina. The fire on the 18-foot powerboat was extinguished, and the cause was reported to be a malfunctioning heater. There was no damage to the vessel, and there were no injuries reported.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
Feb. 23 • 7 a.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of someone sleeping on the roof of the Marina 3 restroom. The campers were four German carpenters wearing traditional clothing -- including stovepipe hats, black leather bellbottoms and waistcoats. They told officers they were on a “wanderschaft,” a three-year travel experience after completing craftsman apprenticeships.
Feb. 26 • 9:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 43-foot sailboat aground on East Beach. The boat owner told officers he had just arrived in Santa Barbara, tied off to a float and went to sleep. He woke up to the sound of his wooden boat hitting the beach. After discovering the hull was compromised, the owner hired a local company to dispose of the boat.
March 1 • Harbor Patrol officers contacted a boat owner who was burning books in a barbecue on the bow of his boat at a local marina. The fire was extinguished, and the owner was warned about creating a fire hazard.