Vol. 15, No. 13 – Mar 23 – Apr 5, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 03-01

8:26am, received a report of Hazard to Navigation near the #2 buoy, adrift mast, probably from the sunk sailboat Destiny. Officers responded and removed it.

Wednes 03-02

9:00am, assisting H.R. Morris dredge with traffic control while they anchor in the Pierpont Basin. Manson construction is complete with harbor maintenance.

6:15pm, received report of a lot of debris, likely from the sunken sailboat Destiny in the Harbor Entrance. Advised the owner and US coast guard.

Thursday 03-03

9:30pm, contacted by a male who was pulled from a strong rip current a few months ago at the Santa Clara Rivermouth after capsizing on his kayak. He thanked officers for saving his life.

Friday 03-04

1:12pm, dispatched to an Ocean Rescue, disabled PWC at the Ventura Point. Officers responded, found State Parks PWC returning to harbor. Canceled units..

Saturday 03-05

3:06am, observed NWS issued a Gale warning for winds gusting to 35kts.

9:00am, received request from State Parks to conduct their qualification swim for new lifeguards at Harbor Cove due to adverse NW winds. Patrol monitored.

Sunday 03-06

8:00am, Oxnard College lifeguard academy conducting physical activities and submerged victim training at Harbor Cove Beach. Officers assisting with class.

8:05am, officers conducting a swim test for Harbor Patrol officer candidates.

Tuesday 03-08

3:15pm, received report of a boating accident at Portside marina. Officers responded in the Fireboat to investigate. A sailboat lost transmission and collided with a moored vessel. Minor damage occurred.
Wednes 03-09 3:30am, dispatched to brush fire in Santa Clara Riverbottom. Officers responded with VFD to the call. Patrol assisted with transporting firefighters to the scene in 4×4 vehicle. The small fire was extinguished.

7:55am, observed NWS issued Small Craft Advisory. Raised warning pennant.

11:11am, observed brush fire reignited from offshore aboard fireboat. Contacted fire dispatch and advised.

Thursday 03-10

4:40pm, contacted by a tenant of the Ventura Marina Community requesting a large wall be built between Harbor Blvd and the park so they could sleep easier. Officers advised they would pass on idea/complaint to Harbor Managers.

4:50pm, monitored VPD dispatched to Harbor Cove for a man involved in an altercation using a hammer. VPD handled the call, Harbor Patrol staged safe distance away in case any injuries were sustained. No injuries reported.

Sunday 03-13

4:11pm, received report of a whale in the main channel of the harbor. Officers responded in Fireboat, were able to convince and escort the mammal out to sea

4:33pm, dispatched to choking victim in the Portside. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call. The female patient refused treatment.

7:28pm, received a “Mayday” call on VHF 16. After charting the fishing vessels position, determined it was out of Patrols response area. Tow Boat US responded with coast guard and were able to rescue the 3 fishermen 10 miles off Carpentaria. The 60 ft fishing vessel Katalina Phan sank soon after Mayday call.



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