Vol. 13, No. 3 – Nov 6 – Nov 19, 2019 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 10-15

12:15pm, contacted an individual in a lake-type boat with a few dogs on the bow of the boat in violation of speed ordinance and issued a warning.

10:03pm, while on patrol in Boat 17, officers found several fishermen on small boats hoop netting near the break-wall in violations of local, state and federal laws. Warnings were issued for illegal hoop placement, improper lights and numerous state fishing laws.

Wednes 10-16

4:35pm, received a report of a water rescue, kite surfer in distress. Officers responded in Rescue Boat 19 to assist. A search of the area around the pier but officers were unable to local any kite surfers in distress.

Thursday 10-17

8:50am, while manning the operations center, the commercial fishing vessel “Angels Gate” was observed in violation of harbor speed ordinance. Officers responded in Fireboat 1 to contact and issued a written warning for speed violation and not monitoring VHF 16 while underway in a commercial vessel.

7:56pm, dispatched to an overdose at VIM D-dock. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. The patient was treated and transported.

Friday 10-18

10:49am, received a report an illegally placed hoop net in the main channel of the harbor utilizing a plastic water bottle as the buoy. Officers found the illegal hoop net and impounded it. Hoop nets are not allowed in the harbor.

9:20pm, while on patrol in Rescue Boat 17, officers found two fishermen hoop netting in restricted area near the harbor entrance. Verbal warnings and explanations of rules and regulations for hoop netting and safety requirements.

Saturday 10-19

11:05am, while on patrol in Rescue Boat 19, officers observed a 22ft sailboat having difficulty restarting his outboard engine. The disabled sailboat was taken in a side tow back to its slip safely.

11:33am, while on patrol in vehicle observed several beginning surfers in the South Jetty rip current. Eventually moved the group to safer water and informed the group about rip currents and how to get out when caught in one.

5:22pm, dispatched to a fall victim at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient, lift assist.

Sunday 10-20

10:00am, while updating weather ob’s, observed : Small Craft Advisory in effect until 9pm this evening, posted by the National Weather Service.

12:15pm, received a request for location of the boat pump-out station. Officers ascertained where the caller was and advised the skipper to use the nearest one at the end of Ventura Harbor Village I-dock.

Monday 10-21

11:55am, while washing the boats, contacted by Morro Bay harbor patrol from their vessel. Morro Bay harbor patrol was conducting annual servicing of their vessel at the Ventura Boat yard.

7:30pm, while on patrol in Rescue Boat 19, officers came across several small vessel engaged in hoop netting near the break-wall. Violations of local, state and federal laws, including improper lights and illegal placement of hoop nets were observed and warnings, written or verbal were issued.

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