Nov. 11- Harbor Blotter

Byline: The Log Staff

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

San Diego Bay
Oct. 12 • 2:40 p.m. San Diego Harbor Police officers responded to a report of an injury to a boater near the A9 Cruiser Anchorage. A boater reportedly injured her hand while attempting to anchor her vessel. She was treated by paramedics and transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

Oct. 15 • 11:15 p.m. Harbor Police officers cited a vessel owner for expired registration, near Buoy 17.

Oct. 16 • 9:45 p.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a vessel in distress near Ballast Point. A 17-foot bass boat reportedly lost power and was taking on water. Officers took the vessel in tow and provided transportation for the occupants to the Shelter Island launch ramp.

Oct. 17 • 1:31 a.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a person in the water near local sportfishing landings. Upon arrival, officers arrested a suspect on charges of making terrorist threats and domestic violence battery. The other individual was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation. An investigation is ongoing.

Oct. 18 • 11:30 a.m. Harbor Police officers impounded a vessel for reportedly anchoring without a permit in the A9 Cruiser Anchorage.

Oct. 19 • 1:30 p.m. Harbor Police officers assisted Customs and Border Protection with the interdiction of a vessel suspected of being involved in smuggling, near the U.S./Mexico border off Imperial Beach. Thirteen undocumented immigrants were reportedly found aboard the vessel. They were taken into custody, and the case is under investigation.

Oct. 20 • 2:55 a.m. Harbor Police officers stopped a vessel operating at night without required lighting, near Glorietta Bay. A passenger aboard the vessel was reportedly found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was arrested.

Oct. 25 • 10 a.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a stolen outboard engine near Shelter Island.

Oct. 27 • 8:30 a.m. Harbor Police officers impounded a vessel for allegedly anchoring without a permit in the A9 Cruiser Anchorage.

Oct. 30 • 9 p.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a stolen dinghy near the A4 Anchorage.

Mission Bay
Oct. 20 • 10:10 a.m.
San Diego Lifeguard Service Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a 25-foot cabin cruiser aground near Fiesta Island. Officers waited for a high tide to attempt to free the vessel. No damage was reported.

Oct. 20 • 9:38 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a possible vessel aground near the 600 block of Tourmaline.

Oct. 23 • 12:51 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a disabled 17-foot runabout with five people on board. Officers provided an emergency tow to Campland on the Bay.

Oct. 23 • 1:25 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a possible abandoned 30-foot sailboat near Santa Barbara Cove. The vessel was anchored while its mooring was being repaired.

Oct. 25 • 6:09 a.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a citizen’s report of an injured dolphin trying to beach itself in Mission Bay. SeaWorld was called and rescued the animal.

Oct. 26 • 12:17 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a seizure patient aboard a vessel that was aground on the Quivira Basin breakwater. The vessel was cleared, and the patient was transported by paramedics.

Oct. 27 • 8:13 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a 22-foot powerboat with three people on board near the surf line off Dog Beach. The vessel was towed farther west.

Oct. 29 • 5:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a dinghy adrift off Mission Bay Channel. The vessel was located and impounded.

ORANGE COUNTY

Dana Point Harbor
Oct. 17 • 1:35 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted with a boat tow at the harbor entrance.

Oct. 22 • 12:35 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel with a small hydraulic leak at E Basin. The owner continued to monitor the leak and used oil-absorbing pads on the fluid.

Oct. 24 • 7:27 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a car in the water near the harbor department office. The sole occupant was accounted for, although the tide took the car out. A dive team was called, the vehicle was removed from the water and no hazardous waste material issues were reported.

Oct. 26 • 11:48 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a boat on the rocks at the West Jetty. The vessel was towed to the West Basin.

Oct. 27 • 9:12 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a flare sighting about 15 miles out from the harbor. Officers contacted Coast Guard personnel in Long Beach, who made contact with a vessel off the west end of San Clemente and stated they could see the flares.

Oct. 31 • 7:38 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted a boater with engine problems outside the harbor entrance.

Nov. 1 • 4:58 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a flare sighting, 1 mile off the harbor entrance.

Newport Harbor
Oct. 16 • 12:52 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 24-foot sailboat adrift and resting against a moored 64-foot sailboat near Ruby and South Bayfront. Officers were advised of a man in the water next to the boat adrift. He was able to pull himself back on board; however, the vessel continued to drift toward Coral Street.

Oct. 18 • 2:40 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a canoe found on the beach near the 700 block of Bayfront. Officers were advised it had been left there for three weeks.

Oct. 23 • 1:31 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a boat found near the 1400 block of Bay Avenue.

Oct. 26 • 9:21 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of debris adrift near Newport Dunes.

Oct. 27 • 9:14 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 25-foot sailboat illegally secured near a waterfront restaurant. The vessel had reportedly been unattended for two days, and it was towed.

Oct. 28 • 3:18 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a body found aboard a vessel at the 15th Street public dock. The deceased individual’s friends reported they were checking on the man when they found his body. Medics were called. Officers towed the vessel to the emergency dock.

Oct. 28 • 4:48 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of two men illegally boarding a docked electric runabout boat near the 700 block of Harbor Island Drive. Afterward, the two men reportedly left the scene, paddling an outrigger canoe. Nothing was reported missing from the electric boat.

Oct. 29 • 1:11 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted in towing a vessel from the Pacific Coast Highway bridge to the Newport Dunes launch ramp.

Nov. 2 • 8:11 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fuel spill near the 100 block of North Bayfront.

Sunset/Huntington Harbour
Oct. 16 • 1:11 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted with a boat tow from the harbor entrance to the fuel dock.

Oct. 22 • 9:04 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted with jump-starting a boat near the Huntington Beach Pier.

Oct. 25 • 12:26 p.m
. Harbor Patrol officers re-secured a shoal buoy across from the fuel dock.

Oct. 30 • 3:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fuel spill near Peters Landing.

Oct. 30 • 4:41 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a boat on the rocks on the West Jetty.

Oct. 30 • 6:09 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fuel spill off the 16100 block of Mariners Drive.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

King Harbor
Oct. 18 • 8 p.m. King Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel sinking near the bait receiver. The vessel was reportedly used as an office for the bait receiver. Upon arrival, officers found 4 feet of water in the bow, and the vessel was in danger of being completely submerged, they reported. Pumps were placed on board and officers pumped out about 2 feet of water, then towed the boat to the dock for better pump access. The vessel was pumped out and secured at the harbor control center, for safety reasons. Officers reported the vessel sinking was caused by sea lions lounging on the boat’s swim step and lowering its waterline, creating a siphon for water to enter through exhaust hoses — which were disconnected from the engine and lying in the bilge.

Marina del Rey
Oct. 25 • 6:31 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement deputies assisted Baywatch and Coast Guard personnel with offloading hundreds of gallons of fuel from a beached Mexican panga, found in the Palos Verdes area.

Oct. 30 • 8:49 p.m. Marine Enforcement deputies stopped a vessel in the main channel of Marina del Rey and cited the owner for failing to have personal flotation devices for children on board the vessel. The voyage was terminated.

Oct. 31 • 5:28 p.m. Marine Enforcement deputies conducted training and hoist operations with the Coast Guard in Santa Monica Bay.

VENTURA COUNTY

Channel Islands Harbor
Oct. 19 • 5:20 p.m. Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 14-foot powerboat disabled in the outer harbor. The vessel was taken in tow and released at a residence in Mandalay Bay.

Oct. 21 • 1:55 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 29-foot powerboat taking on water at a local marina. A dewatering pump was used to control the water entering the vessel while the vessel was towed to a boatyard for an emergency haulout.

Oct. 22 • 9:05 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 12-foot boat disabled in the outer harbor. The vessel was taken in tow and released at Channel Islands Landing.

Oct. 23 • 12:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 29-foot powerboat disabled near Navigation Light #5. The vessel was taken in tow and released at the harbormaster’s dock.

Oct. 28 • 6 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 24-foot powerboat disabled near the harbormaster’s dock. The vessel was taken in tow and released at the launch ramp.


Ventura Harbor
Oct. 17 • 8:13 a.m.
Ventura Harbor Patrol officers assisted a vessel outside the harbor. Officers took the vessel in tow and released it at the launch ramp.

Oct. 30 • 12:40 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a medical assistance call at Ventura Harbor Village. Upon their arrival, a witness advised officers that there were two unconscious individuals in the area. They were both identified as intoxicated crewmembers from a commercial vessel and were released to the captain of the vessel.

Oct. 30 • 9:33 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a diesel fuel spill from a commercial fishing vessel. According to reports, a small amount was washed off the decks, into the water. Officers provided the crew with absorbent pads, so they could clean up the resulting sheen on the water.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Oct. 24 • 10 a.m
. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers assisted Wildlife Care Network personnel with transporting assorted injured and ill birds for rehabilitation.

Oct. 27 • 2:15 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers, along with Santa Barbara Fire and Police department personnel, responded to a report of a person in the water near Stearns Wharf. A disabled man in a wheelchair had reportedly rolled off the end of the wharf and disappeared under the surface of the water. A bystander jumped from the wharf to rescue the man, but had difficulty keeping his own head above water. Officers on a patrol boat located the victim, initiated CPR and transported him to waiting paramedics. The patient remained hospitalized at press time.

Oct. 30 • 1:10 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers watched as a boat owner pumped out dark, black fluid from a transom through-hull. Officers contacted the owner, who stated it was just “moldy water.” Officers advised the man to take the boat to the fuel dock and pump the bilge out there or into buckets.

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