Vol. 14, No. 13 – Mar 24 – April 6, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 3/02

2:01pm, received a report of a vessel accident at VIM H-dock. Officers responded in Fireboat 1 and found a 32ft sailboat up on the finger of a dock. No injuries were sustained, and officers were able to tow the vessel off the dock.

4:15pm, dispatched to an ocean rescue, kite surfer in distress at the Ventura Pier. Officers responded in Fireboat 1, but were canceled en route, self-rescue done.

Wednes 3/03

8:30pm, Harbormaster advising that the Port District commissioners voted to declare Barranca Shoaling an emergency so that Manson can dredge the area.

Thursday 3/04

8:37am, Manson dredge is inbound, completed with federally funded maintenance dredging of the entrance, main channel and sandtrap areas. They are awaiting a ruling for emergency dredging of the stub/barranca channel.

12:15pm, receiving requests for information about possible tsunami from an 8.0 earthquake off New Zealand. No threat or tsunami warnings were issued for it.

Friday 3/05

4:33pm, received request to tow commercial fishing vessel back to their slip because they lost their steering. Officers responded in Fireboat 1 to assist.

Saturday 3/06

8:00am, officers assisting State Parks with lifeguard tryout near San Pedro Ln in Pierpont. Officers responded in Fireboat 1 to assist with swim test.

8am-5pm, Oxnard College Lifeguard Academy utilizing the Port District facilities for lifeguard candidates to learn deckhand skills and special rescues.

3:46pm, received report of a personal watercraft operating more than 5mph in the inner harbor. Officers responding in Rescue B-17, found the perpetrators and conducted safety inspection and issued educational warnings for violation.

Sunday 3/07

8am-5pm, Oxnard College Lifeguard Academy using Port District for training.

11:30pm, while on patrol, officers observed an individual sleeping in their vehicle near 1902 Spinnaker Dr. The individual was advised of the no camping ordinance and moved along after given options of areas where they could park.

Monday 3/08

3:35pm, dispatched to unknown problem at 1414 Angler Court. Officers responded and assisted VFD/VPD with a male who fell off his sailboat while working on it in the storage yard. Patient was treated and transported.
Tuesday 3/09 11:55am, rain beginning to fall, while observing the weather, officers observed the steel dredge pipe adrift in the Pierpont Basin where it was previously anchored. Contacted Manson construction and some crew from the H.R. Morris were able to launch a small vessel and secure the pipe to an anchor.

Thursday 3/11

12:22pm, maintenance dredging of Ventura Harbor completed. Manson dredge H.R. Morris being towed to Long Beach. Officers conducting traffic control in Rescue Boat 17. The rest of the pipes and other equipment will follow.

Saturday 3/13

7:00am, Oxnard College Lifeguard Academy utilizing Port District for training.

10:05am, received report of a sick/injured sealion near the Portside Marina. Officers investigated but were unable to locate the mammal reported. Gave RP CIMWI (Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute) contact info for the future.

2:45pm, received report and observed a large group (200+) of juveniles on BMX-type bikes inundating Marina Park. Observed the group leaving, headed out in vehicle to monitor movement. The group headed North on Pierpont Blvd.

Sunday 3/14

2:22pm, dispatched to an Ocean Rescue at the Ventura Pier, person hanging from the pier. Officers responded in the Fireboat and were cancelled en route, First Responders on scene were able to pull the victim back onto the pier.

Monday 3/15

10:38am, US coast guard helicopter cancelling training operations due to winds gusting to 35kts and Rescue B-17 unable to stay on station.

3:11pm, observed Gale warning issued by NWS, raised pennants at Port Dist.

Tuesday 3/16

3:01am, dispatched to a cardiac arrest in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD, unfortunately unable to resuscitate victim.



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