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Harbor Blotter

posted: 3/1/2014
SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Feb. 23 •
Officers impounded a dinghy found adrift near the main shipping channel
Feb. 19 • The body of an unidentified male was recovered from the water off of Broadway Pier.  Body was transferred to the County Coroner’s office.  A death investigation is being conducted.
Feb. 18 • Officers investigated a fuel spill in Americas Cup Harbor
Feb. 4 • -Emergency medical response to bridge piling #23 for a 29 year old female who had jumped from the Coronado bridge. Victim succumbed to her injuries and was transferred to the County Coroner’s office.
Feb. 8 • Officers responded to the A-1 anchorage to investigate a domestic violence incident.

ORANGE COUNTY

Dana Point Harbor
Feb. 16 • 1:58 p.m.
Harbor Patrol towed a 20 foot fishing boat to the launch ramp.
Feb. 14 • 12:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a 19 foot vessel that required a tow to the launch ramp.
Feb. 14 • 12:43 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a call of a sailboat taking on water and listing. Newport Harbor
Feb. 20 • 4:38 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a boat on a mooring that did not pay its mooring feel. It was chained in place for nonpayment.
Feb. 17 • 9:21 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a call from a report that a man was unable to get his dock to come back to the dock. The dog started swimming westbound near Newport Yacht Club.
Feb. 16 • 4:22 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a call from a boater requiring a tow. A Good Samaritan towed the 24 foot boat back to Harbor Island.

Sunset Harbor
Feb. 20 • 11:45 a.m.
Harbor Patrol responded to a call that a 65-foot Hatteras’ swim step was close to going under.
Feb. 17 • 1:50 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a boat aground near Buoy #9. The boat’s owner responded that they will try to pull the vessel during high tide.
Feb. 16 • 8:23 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded to the launch tamp to assist a disabled boat.

VENTURA COUNTY

Channel Islands Harbor
Feb. 20 • 1 p.m.
Harbor Patrol responded an ill person aboard a vessel in its slip. The patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Feb. 13 • 4:50 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a 21 foot vessel that ran out of fuel at the entrance to the harbor. The vessel was towed to its dock.
Feb. 8 • 9:10 a.m.  Harbor Patrol responded a 25ft vessel disabled at the entrance to Port Hueneme. The vessel had fouled it’s propeller with a hoop net and was drifting toward the south jetty. The vessel drifted into shallow water where the fire department was able access the vessel and check for any injuries. The vessel was towed back to Channel Islands Harbor by a commercial tow company and safely moored.
Feb. 6 • 9:15 a.m. Harbor Patrol responded a 31ft vessel disabled in the main basin. The vessel had mechanical problems and was towed to the west bank dock where a commercial towing company took over the tow.
Feb. 6 • 9:05 a.m.Harbor Patrol observed a male subject swimming in the harbor by light #5. After the officer made contact with the individual he swam back to the beach but then reentered the water. After being told again to return to the beach he was placed under arrest by a Sheriff’s Deputy for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Ventura Harbor
Feb. 15 • 10:05 a.m.
Harbor Patrol received a report of a sailboat adrift in the Turning Basin and attempting to start an outboard. Patrol responded, took the vessel into tow and released it a HV Boatyard
Feb. 10 • 11:55 a.m. Harbor Patrol received a report of a strong odor of diesel by HV G-dock. Patrol responded and found that clear diesel was leaking from a seiner. Patrol plugged the vent and deployed absorbent pads. CG was contacted and will handle further actions.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Santa Barbara Harbor
Feb. 16 • 3:50 p.m.
Harbor Patrol received a report of crab being taken from one of the fish floats in the harbor. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation into the theft is ongoing and Harbor Patrol is reviewing video of the areas where the theft occurred.
Feb. 14 • 7:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol Officers responded aboard PB#3 to ¾ miles southwest of the harbor on a subject requesting emergency assistance from the USCG and Harbor Patrol.  Harbor Patrol contacted the S/V Corinthian, which was making way slowly (lack of wind) but in no danger of going aground. Educated the operator on the seriousness of placing emergency calls in non- emergency situations

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