Vol. 14, No. 14 – April 7 – April 20, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 3/17

2:45pm, received a report of a bird in distress in Marina Park restrooms. After investigation, determined it was an automated device used to deter nesting.

Thursday 3/18

12:00am, Lobster season officially ends for 20/21. It will reopen Saturday, October 3, 2021 at 6am and continue until March 17, 2022.

Friday 3/19

3:43pm, dispatched to an ocean rescue, kite surfer in distress. Officers responded in Rescue Boat 17 in very rough conditions. The victim was able to self-rescue safely to the beach prior to Harbor Patrols’ arrival.

Saturday 3/20

4:40pm, received a report of an injured bird at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded, captured the bird for rescue volunteers.

9:23pm, received report of a large fishing vessel lost and unsure of position in the harbor. Officers were able to locate the vessel in the keys and assist in navigating to the commercial docks in the Harbor Village.

Sunday 3/21

2:00pm, dispatched to an Ocean Rescue at Greenock lane jetty, Marina Park. Officers responded in Fireboat with VFD/AMR and State Parks to the rescue. The patient was caught in a rip current and was able to pull himself out on the rip rap to safety but unable to navigate the rip rap. The patient was placed in a stokes basket and transported to AMR ambulance then hospital.

Monday 3/22

7:11am, dispatched to a fire alarm sounding in the Portside development. Officers responded and contacted an electrician working, false alarm, no fire.

3:18pm, received a report of an injured elephant seal at Harbor Cove. Officers responded, found the animal, barricaded and contacted rescue volunteers.

Wednes 3/24

1:55pm, while working on Rescue B-19 at the patrol dock, officers overheard a couple arguing loudly on the promenade near the Port District. Officers contacted the pair and asked them to take their “discussion” to another area.

Saturday 3/27

1:45pm, while in the operations center, observed a large motor vessel pushing a large wake in the Pierpont Basin. The wake nearly knocked a few Standup Paddlers off their boards. Officers were able to establish contact with the skipper and educate on the speed violation, waking the paddlers and that the skipper is responsible for any damage caused by his wake.

3:23pm, received a report of a large sailboat aground in the keys. Officers responded in the fireboat, found the vessel as reported. The skipper advised that he has grounded in the same area before and was waiting for the tide to fill in so he could return to his slip nearby.

Sunday 3/28

11:20am, observed several oversized vehicles (RV’s) in Harbor Cove parking lot and moved them to Spinnaker Dr. Oversized vehicles not allowed in beach lots.

1:46pm, contacted by an individual who observed an assault near the Harbor Cove restrooms. Officers responded and rendered first aid to the victim. AMR and VPD also responded and the patient was transported to local hospital.

3:25pm, received report of a sailboat soft aground near the barranca at the entrance to the keys. Officers responded in Fireboat, pulled the vessel off the bar

Monday 3/29

1:10pm, while on patrol observed a sailboat that has been secured to the launch ramp since this morning. Officers talked to skipper, he was repairing his boat.

Tuesday 3/30

7:50pm, received report of overdue sailboat with 4 POB from U.S. coast guard, approximately 2 miles south of the Harbor. Officers responded in Rescue B-17, found the vessel just outside the surfline. Towed the vessel back to the harbor.
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