Harbor Blotter — June 7
Byline: The Log Staff
Dana Point Harbor
May 24 • 7:16 a.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted a vessel back to its slip in the harbor.
May 25 • 12:02 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted a vessel operator with anchoring.
May 26 • 5:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of two people falling overboard from a personal watercraft. They were brought to O Dock.
May 28• 7:05 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 17-foot center console sportfishing boat that lost power outside the west jetty.
May 26• 3:02 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a disabled vessel 200 yards off the coast. The boat was towed.
May 26• 5:45 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of two women on rented paddleboards who became tired and were unable to paddle back to the rental facility.
May 28• 5:24 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of an overturned kayak with two people and a dog in the water.
May 26• 2:29 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of vessels occupying private slips without permission.
May 26• 12: 57 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a rented boat that overdue in returning from a cruise. The vessel was located and towed back to the rental company.
May 22 • 10:50 a.m. The Ventura Fire Control Center dispatched Ventura Harbor Patrol officers and others to a water rescue off Marina Park. Upon officers’ arrival, lifeguards signaled that all people were accounted for on the beach.
May 25 • 10:25 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a large log creating a hazard to navigation in the Main Channel. Officers responded, towed the log to the launch ramp, and then removed it from the water and put it in the dirt area by the ramp. May 25 • 4:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers spotted a riderless personal watercraft in the surf at Marina Park. They responded and notified state lifeguards. Upon officers’ arrival, it was discovered that the PWC operator had suffered injuries. Officers were able to get the operator out of the water and to the beach, using the Harbor Patrol’s PWC. Fire Department personnel transported the operator to Marina Park, and he was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
May 20 • 5:45 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara Police officers responded to multiple reports of a man running naked on the beach. The person of interest was contacted, and he was found not to be naked, but was wearing a white thong. Officers advised the man that while he wasn’t breaking any laws, perhaps a swimsuit with more surface area might generate fewer complaints from the public.
May 21 • 7 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a vessel illegally moored at a fuel dock. While officers were towing the vessel to the courtesy dock, an irate boater came out of a nearby restaurant, reportedly screaming that the Harbor Patrol was stealing his vessel. The reportedly intoxicated man was issued a citation for violation of fire codes and was released.
May 27 • 5:29 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers on Patrol Boat #2 responded to a report of kayakers being washed onto the rocks at the south side of the breakwater. Officers found three subjects aboard red kayaks and one person in the water. Due to high surf and gale conditions, one Harbor Patrol officer entered the water and swam the victim out of the surf zone. Three people were loaded aboard Patrol Boat #2 and brought back to the harbor; one was transported to a local hospital for further medical evaluation.
May 28 • 5:30 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a 27-foot blue and white sailboat dragging its anchor and heading toward the beach. One officer was dropped off on the vessel, 1.5 miles southeast of the harbor. He cut and buoyed the anchor line, and the vessel was towed back to the harbor.