Oct. 28, 2011- Harbor Blotter

Byline: The Log Staff

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
San Diego Bay
Oct. 8 • 4:37 p.m.
San Diego Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a vessel accident near Zuniga Jetty. A boater with a rentedSan Diego  sailboat reportedly collided with a submerged jetty, causing damage. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 8 • 5 p.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a diver in distress at the HMCS Yukon dive site off Mission Beach. Officers transferred the diver to the San Diego Lifeguard dock in Mission Bay for transportation to a nearby hospital.

Oct. 8 • 9 p.m. Harbor Police officers assisted a vessel that had lost power near Zuniga Jetty. Officers took the vessel in tow to a safer location and transferred it to a commercial assistance towing firm.

Oct. 10 • 2:14 a.m. Harbor Police officers cited a fisherman for possession of undersized lobsters.

Oct. 11 • 11:13 p.m. Harbor Police officers contacted a subject who was reportedly diving in the bay without a permit. According to reports, the subject was found to be in violation of his parole and was subsequently arrested.

Oct. 17 • 8 p.m. Harbor Police officers cited a fisherman for possession of undersized lobsters.

Oct. 18 • 11:15 p.m. Harbor Police officers cited a boater for expired vessel registration.

Mission Bay
Oct. 10 • 3 p.m
. San Diego Lifeguard Service Harbor Patrol personnel responded to a report of a capsized sailboat with two people on board near Crescent Cove. The vessel operator was able to self-rescue, and no injuries were reported.

Oct. 11 • 2:58 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a capsized sailboat with one person on board near Sail Bay. Lifeguards assisted with righting the vessel. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 12 • 4:38 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a 25-foot sailboat adrift and dragging anchor near Santa Barbara Cove.

Oct. 13 • 2:59 a.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a green flare sighting off the 600 block of Chalcedony. Information was relayed to the Coast Guard.

Oct. 14 • 11:04 a.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a 25-foot sportfisher possibly lost in the fog near the surf line, off South Mission Beach. The vessel was located and was able to navigate back to the harbor.

Oct. 15 • 12:42 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a kayaker in distress. The boater was rescued and transported to the cove.

Oct. 15 • 1:06 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a 15-foot sloop with two people on board, aground near the turning basin. Upon arrival, lifeguards found the vessel on the rocks — but no damage or injuries were reported.

Oct. 15 • 2:18 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a capsized 16-foot sailboat with two people in the water near North Fiesta Island/Perez Cove. The people on board were able to swim to shore.

Oct. 15 • 5:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a moored vessel that had broken free and was hard aground near San Juan Cove. There were no people on board. The vessel was secured.

Oct. 15 • 9:21 p.m. Harbor Patrol lifeguards responded to a report of a 20-foot powerboat with two people on board, aground near Dog Beach. The victims were located, with no reported injuries. Vessel Assist was contacted to remove the vessel. The Coast Guard was also contacted, but no spill hazard was reported.
ORANGE COUNTY
Dana Point Harbor
Oct. 5 • 5:27 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 30-foot sailboat on the rocks at the west anchorage.

Oct. 10 • 2:31 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel dragging anchor in the west anchorage area. The vessel was re-secured.

Oct. 11 • 2:52 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a kayak found in the east basin between J and K docks.

Oct. 12 • 8:01 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 26-foot powerboat with people on board, sinking at the harbor entrance. The vessel was taken in tow.

Oct. 12 • 11:42 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a boat sinking at the East Basin island. No pollution spill was reported.

Oct. 13 • 1:09 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a rented 22-foot sailboat on the rocks at the east jetty. Two people on board were attempting to get onto the jetty. The woman had minor cuts on her right leg but refused medical assistance. The boat sustained damage to the propeller and was towed to the Embarcadero.

Oct. 15 • 9:59 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted with towing a 14-foot sailboat from the entrance to the Youth and Group Facility.

Oct. 16 • 3:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 12-foot sailboat on the rocks near a local yacht club. The vessel was towed.

Oct. 17 • 1:35 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 32-foot sailboat lost in the fog, about 3 miles outside the harbor entrance.
Newport Harbor
Oct. 8 • 8:57 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a missing boat. The owner reported he was diving off Cameo Shores when he surfaced to find his 17-foot open powerboat missing. Officers found his vessel about 100 feet offshore near Newport Coast Drive. The vessel was released to the owner.

Oct. 9 • 11:50 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers participated in a boat rescue near Crystal Cove. A small open powerboat with four people on board was reportedly drifting into the surf line.

Oct. 11 • 7:33 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 15-foot powerboat adrift near 18th Street.

 Oct. 14 • 6:03 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fuel spill near a local yacht club.
Sunset/Huntington Harbour
Oct. 12 • 4:19 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted a 28-foot sailboat that was on a sandbar behind the fire station at the launch ramp near Warner Street.

Oct. 13 • 1:38 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted with towing a disabled 18-foot powerboat from the surf to Alamitos Bay.

Oct. 15 • 8:24 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted a boat adrift near the 3400 block of Windspun.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
King Harbor
Oct. 1 • 2:45 p.m.
King Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible intoxicated subject evading police officers south of the Redondo Pier. The police department asked Harbor Patrol officers to stand by while police and lifeguards tried to coax the subject out of the water. The subject exited the water and was taken into custody.

Oct. 6 • 6:50 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel traveling too close to the rocks at the east jetty. Officers arrived on the scene with Los Angeles County lifeguards and found the 27-foot sailboat up on the jetty with no one on board. The lone operator had been pulled out of the water by a citizen. According to reports, the sailboat was unable to be pulled from the rocks due to hazardous conditions. By the next morning, it was reported the vessel had completely broken apart and sunk.

Oct. 7 • 1:22 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a capsized kayak outside the breakwater. A passing sailboat had deployed a life sling device to attempt to rescue the kayaker, but the seas and swell pushed them into the rocks on the breakwater, and the sailboat operator was unable to get close enough to retrieve the kayaker. Officers arrived and had to enter the water to start a swimming rescue. The kayaker was taken to shore and reportedly suffered from hypothermia and saltwater ingestion. Paramedics were called to assess the kayker’s medical state, but the kayaker refused hospital treatment.

Oct. 11 • 11:28 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fisherman who had fallen off the Redondo Pier and was holding onto a piling. Officers started a swimming rescue. The fisherman was taken to shore for evaluation by paramedics and was later released at the scene.

Oct. 18 • 8 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a sinking vessel at the bait receiver in the main channel. Upon arrival, officers found the vessel almost submerged. The vessel had 4 feet of water aboard. It was pumped out and secured at the Harbor Patrol dock until the boat’s owner could be notified. Sea lions on the stern reportedly caused the sinking, overloading the boat and causing water to enter through exhaust hoses that disconnected from the engine manifold.
Marina del Rey
Oct. 2 • 6:02 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement deputies responded to a report of a commercial fishing vessel in distress. Deputies took the vessel in tow, returning it to Marina del Rey.

Oct. 6 • 11:40 a.m. Marine Enforcement deputies assisted Los Angeles County Baywatch lifeguards with a search for a dog that fell overboard from an inbound sailboat. The dog was located by a citizen on the beach near Playa Vista.

Oct. 15 • 3:15 p.m. Marine Enforcement deputies assigned to the offshore patrol vessel Tradition located a Mexican panga about 15 miles northeast of Santa Barbara Island. The vessel was found adrift and unmanned. A search of the area was conducted by Tradition and the Coast Guard, with no one located. The vessel was towed to Marina del Rey for evidence processing and further investigation.
VENTURA COUNTY
Channel Islands Harbor
Oct. 6 • 7:10 p.m.
Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a fishing vessel sinking outside the harbor entrance. Harbor Patrol, Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard Fire Department and Coast Guard personnel searched for about one hour but didn’t locate any debris from the vessel.

Oct. 8 • 8:10 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 21-foot powerboat disabled in the outer harbor. The vessel was taken in tow and released at the harbormaster’s dock.

Oct. 8 • 10:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 17-foot powerboat at the harbor entrance that had lost the ability to steer. The vessel was taken in tow and released at the launch ramp.
Oct. 9 • 1:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of an 18-foot electric runabout boat disabled in the basin. The vessel was towed to Marine Emporium Landing.
Ventura Harbor
Oct. 3 • 3:05 p.m.
Ventura Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a collision of a commercial fishing vessel and a moored vessel the previous night. According to reports, a trickle of water was coming into the moored vessel, but the boat’s bilge pump was able to handle the flow.

Oct. 6 • 12:23 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a small capsized sailboat. Upon arrival, officers saw the boat’s mast was stuck in the mud. Officers righted the vessel and released it at its slip.
Oct. 7 • 2:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a kayaker waving a paddle to request assistance outside the harbor entrance. Officers responded and found the boater with a partially submerged kayak. Officers transported the submerged kayak, its owner, and a second kayak and operator to the launch ramp.

Oct. 8 • 10:15 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a large wood item in the entrance channel. Officers towed the pallet-like structure from the water and disposed of it.

Oct. 10 • 9:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted a commercial vessel that was reportedly going aground south of the south jetty. Upon arrival, officers found the 50-foot vessel in the surf and slightly aground. No injuries were reported. The two people on board were removed from the vessel. Throughout the night, officers assisted at the scene. Vessel Assist removed the vessel from the beach at 7:45 the next morning.

Oct. 11 • 6:20 p.m.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report from a woman who said her husband’s boat had broken down outside of the harbor. The woman gave officers her husband’s phone number, and officers contacted him. The boat was disabled near Buoy 2V. Officers responded, took the vessel in tow and released it at the harbor entrance.

Oct. 12 • 5:33 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a water rescue at South Beach. Upon arrival, the subject had been able to self-rescue and was safe on the beach.

Oct. 12 • 5:55 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a report of a sailboat becalmed, one-half mile from shore. Officers took the vessel in tow and released it at its slip at Ventura Isle Marina.

Oct. 13 • 10:01 a.m
. Harbor Patrol officers received a request to escort a boater into the harbor, because the boater may have run over a line. No other assistance was required following the escort.

Oct. 14 • 10:15 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers, along with other agencies’ personnel, responded to a report of a water rescue at Harbor Village. Upon arrival, officers found a subject located between a commercial fishing vessel and the pier. The subject’s legs were wrapped in line, which was entangled on a ladder. A Harbor Patrol officer and a fire captain entered the water and untangled his legs. The man was unconscious and responded only to painful stimuli. He was transported to a local hospital.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Oct. 6 • 9:35 p.m.
Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers towed a 53-foot catamaran away from moored boats after the vessel experienced engine failure.  It was towed safely to the accommodations dock. No damage was reported.

Oct. 11 • 7:15 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible sunken vessel, after a fisherman reported a debris field in the summer anchorage. Officers retrieved the debris but were unable to locate any other evidence. A mile away, a 123-foot motoryacht was anchored inside the mooring field. As officers approached to speak with the crew, they noted a 28-foot tender with just its bow above the waterline, tied to the yacht. Officers notified the crew, brought absorbent booms to the crew for their deployment and stood by until the boat was removed from the water. The Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Game were notified.

Oct. 12 • 6:35 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers contacted the operator of a powerboat who had been towing a skier without a personal flotation device or flag, dodging in and out of sailboat traffic. Officers performed a safety check for required equipment and terminated the boat’s voyage. The operator, who was new to boating, was advised of safety parameters and given a copy of “The ABCs of Boating.”

Oct. 15 • 1:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run boating accident. Witnesses reported that a boat operator hit numerous vessels as he drove his boat from its slip. Officers located the boat in the anchorage and terminated its voyage. According to Harbor Patrol reports, the operator was evaluated on suspicion of boating under the influence, but was not arrested. The accident investigation is ongoing.

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