Harbor Blotter

Harbor Blotter — March 15

Byline: The Log Staff


Dana Point Harbor

March 3 • 4:23 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers helped set an anchor on a boat in the West anchorage.

March 5 • 8:02 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to reports of a suspicious person seen jumping the fence of the East Basin E Dock Cove and jumping onto a sailboat located midway down the dock on the west side.

Newport Harbor

Feb. 25 • 3:45 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers assisted Laguna Beach lifeguards and Laguna Beach police in an investigation when a Corona del Mar resident called and reported seeing a carcass with exposed ribs and a spinal column floating in the water at the base on the Irvine Cove side of Abalone Point earlier in the day, while the informant was spearfishing. The informant later said he was “90 percent sure” the remains were not human.

March 1 • 10:25 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers assisted a vessel at the harbor entrance to the emergency dock.

March 4 • 10:53 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers left a warning notice on a vessel that was left unattended in the anchorage.



Feb. 19 Several Avalon Harbor Patrol officers participated in practicing helicopter rescue operations with the Coast Guard. On Feb. 23, seven officers traveled to Two Harbors for all-day training in first aid and CPR.

Feb. 23 Due to a forecast of northeast winds to arrive late that evening, Avalon Harbor Patrol officers prepared the harbor by moving all boats moored west of the pier down toward the Casino and removing all floats from the pier. The northeast wind began around 5 a.m. Feb. 24 — and by 9:30 a.m., there were 4- to 5-foot swells coming into the harbor. By noon, the wind subsided.


Channel Islands Harbor

Feb. 23 • 2:30 p.m. A Channel Islands Harbor Patrol officer observed a sailboat drifting without power just off Hobie Beach. Harbor Patrol officers responded and towed the boat to its dock at Channel Islands Landing.

Feb. 28 • 10 a.m. A Harbor Patrol officer was waved over by a person in a small rowboat who was too tired to continue and needed assistance. Officers towed the rowboat back to its dock.

March 1 • 11:55 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a call of a person in the water near Fisherman’s Wharf, on the east side of the harbor. Officers pulled one person out of the water and checked for injuries. Oxnard Fire Department personnel responded and helped to assess possible injuries. The person was not injured and did not require additional medical assistance.

Ventura Harbor

March 1 • 4:10 p.m. Ventura Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a sailboat aground against the North Jetty. Officers responded, took a 14-foot vessel in tow and released it at the launch ramp.

March 3 • 2:49 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of a disabled inflatable boat. The vessel was towed to the launch ramp and released.


Santa Barbara Harbor

Feb. 22 • 5 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded by patrol boat to a report of a substantial oil sheen at Marina 1.The sheen was traced to a vessel that had undergone a recent oil change. When contact was made with the owner, he stated that he had mixed bilge cleaner with the old oil that was in his bilge and proceeded to pump the petroleum overboard. The vessel owner was issued a citation for pumping contaminants into harbor waters.

Feb. 23 2: 30 p.m.  Harbor Patrol officers responded on Patrol Boat #1 to the harbor entrance where four women on stand-up paddleboards were trying to paddle back into the harbor. They were unable to make way and were brought aboard Patrol Boat #1 and transported back to the launch ramp.

Feb. 26 • 1:05 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded on Patrol Boat #1 to a report of a motor vessel with engine failure, 50 yards off Leadbetter Beach. It had no anchor and was drifting toward the beach. Harbor Patrol officers took the disabled vessel and its three occupants in tow, back to Santa Barbara Harbor.

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