Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

10-1 10:15am, while on patrol in Boat 17 an officer observed a capsized kayak and the operator in the water.  The kayaker and kayak were rescued and taken to Ventura Harbor Marina dock and released without injuries or damage.



10:30pm, officers were monitoring a wind storm with gusts to 40 knots from their operations center.  One of the local fishing vessels requested to move from their slip to the launch ramp due to the high winds.

8:30am, received a report of a 34ft fishing vessel with two persons onboard taking on water.  Officers responded along with Vessel Assist and U.S. coastguard.  The vessel was 3 miles Southwest of the Harbor.  The source of the water was an old intake hose that failed.  The vessel was dewatered and Vessel Assist towed it back to their slip in Ventura Harbor for repairs.

11:48am, officers received a report of a man resisting arrest from Ventura PD.  He fled by jumping in the ocean at Pierpont.  Patrol responded by boat and PD ascertained that the individual did not commit a crime and was left swimming.

12:46pm, officers were dispatched to a water rescue at the Ventura Pier.  Ventura PD received a report that a suicidal woman was en route to drive her vehicle off the pier.  Officers responded by boat with a rescue swimmer but Ventura PD stopped the vehicle on the California Street bridge.




12:05am, officers monitored lobster season opener at the detached breakwall.  Officers estimated 30 various types of vessels, small boats/kayaks/inflatables were engaged in hoopnetting for spiny lobster.  Warnings were issued to operators of several vessels for various boating and fishing violations.

6:15pm-11:30pm, officers monitored hoop netting activity and issuing multiple warnings for violations to several fishermen for boating and fishing infractions.  Patrol confiscated several unattended hoopnets placed illegally in closed areas inside and outside the harbor.

10-4 12:39pm, officers received a dispatch to a fall victim at the VHV fuel pier.  Patrol responded by vehicle and assessed the patient along with Ventura fire department.  The patient fell 10ft from a deck on a purse seiner injuring his ribs.  He refused transport and drove himself to local hospital.
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