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Harbor Blotter--March 27

posted: 3/29/2014
SAN DIEGO COUNTY

San Diego Harbor
March 10 •
Investigated a fuel spill in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.
March 10 • Served a temporary restraining order on a subject aboard a vessel in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.
March 16 • The body of an unidentified male was recovered from the water off of Embarcadero Marina Park south. Body was transferred to the County Coroner’s office. A death investigation is being conducted.
March 8 • Impounded a dinghy found adrift near the Zuniga jetty.
March 8 • Investigated a misdemeanor battery at the fuel dock.
March 7 • Investigated a diesel fuel spill in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.
March 6 • Investigated a vessel collision in the A-9 anchorage. Investigation resulted in a 54-year old male being arrested for operating a vessel under the influence.

ORANGE COUNTY
Dana Point Harbor
March 18 • 9:31 a.m
. Harbor Patrol responded to a boat taking on water. The boat was pumped out.
March 17 • 7:36 p.m. Harbor Patrol towed a zodiac that was stuck in kelp. Newport Harbor
March 18 • 1:17 p.m. Responded to a call about a 14-foot vessel drifting on to a resident’s dock. March 18 • 8:56 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a sea lion on a boat’s swim step.
 March 17 • 5: 38 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a male trying to jump off the ferry into the water.
March 16 • 5:40 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a call that juveniles were using a ladder to jump off Channel Marker 10.
March 15 • 2:52 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a boat that was grounded in the sand at low tide. The 42-foot vessel was unable to move. The owner left the boat on his Boston whaler to return to the vessel at high tide.

 LOS ANGELES COUNTY
 Marina del Rey
March 11 • 9:55 a.m.
Marina del Rey Marine Patrol along with Baywatch del Rey and Santa Monica responded to B basin regarding a sinking vessel. The rescue boats pumped out approximately 2,000 gallons of water from the 55 foot vessel.
March 10 • 9:40 a.m. Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to C basin regarding a sinking vessel. The deputies pumped out approximately 300 gallons of water from the engine compartment of the 27 foot power boat.
March 10 • 3 p.m. Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to E basin regarding a boating accident. During docking procedures a vessel underway struck a docked boat causing minor damage to both boats and the dock. A person on the struck boat received minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. She complained of pain to her shoulder and back. No other injuries were reported and an investigation is underway.
March 8 • 4:50 p.m. Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to D basin regarding a disabled vessel. The 28 foot sailboat was adrift and in danger of hitting other boats. The deputies took the vessel in tow and took it to its slip in D basin.

 VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura Harbor
March 16 • 3:14 p.m.
Harbor Patrol received a request for assistance from a vessels disabled in the main channel. Harbor Patrol towed the vessel and released it at its slip in the keys.
March 15 • 4:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol received a report that there were two PWCs that couldn’t be hauled at the Yacht Yard. The owners were a family from Los Angeles with children. Harbor Patrol assisted getting the PWCs to Channel Island Harbor so they could be hauled at the launch ramp.
March 6 • 9:30 a.m. Harbor Patrol received a report of an outrigger capsized at the Harbro Entrance. Harbor Patrol took the people aboard and towed the submerged vessel to Harbor Cove where they were released to the club.
March 5 • 12:15 p.m. The dock master reported a vessels taking on water at harbor Village. Harbor Patrol and the dockmaster responded and found water in the cabin. The vessel was dewatered and the boat’s owner was contacted. He checked on the vessel in the morning.
March 3 • 7:30 a.m. Harbor Patrol observed a diesel spill at Harbor Village. The officer determined the source was a seiner. The fuel tank was leaking. Harbor Patrol places absorbent pads under the tank, which stopped the flow into the water. The dockmaster contact the vessel’s owner who arrive on scene and arranged to have the vessel hauled.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
 Santa Barbara Harbor
March 7 • 10:23 a.m
. Harbor Patrol officers responded to the main channel to escort the Double Dolphin out of the harbor. While providing the escort, the operator of Double Dolphin ran over a shoal buoy and wrapped the vessel’s propeller in 3/8” chain. After the chain and buoy were removed from the Double Dolphin and several attempts to pull the Double Dolphin free were unsuccessful, most of the 24 passengers were taken off the Double Dolphin. The operator was then able to maneuver the Double Dolphin off the sandbar and return to the Sailing Center dock.

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