Vol. 16, No. 04 – Nov 16 – Nov 30, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 10/19

7:25pm, while on patrol in Rescue B19, educated 2 fishermen hoop netting in the harbor entrance. Advised of areas to legally place hoop nets.

Thursday 10/20

4:39pm, dispatched to a marina fire near 1500 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded in the Fireboat along with VFD landside. After brief investigation, determined a generator on a Fishing vessel was the cause of the heavy smoke.

Friday 10/21

11:40pm, dispatched to an assault at Boat Yard Pub. Officers responded with AMR/VFD and Ventura PD. After stagging, PD cleared all units, no medical(s).

Saturday 10/22

8:06pm, received report of an ill person in a vehicle near boatyard on Anchors Way. Officers responded, attempted to resuscitate the patient but unfortunately unable to for obvious signs of death. Medics affirmed death and VPD took over.

Monday 10/24

9:15am, officers participating in annual Marine Firefighting training with Ventura City Fire. Officers operate Fireboat 1, while City Fire practice fire fight

Tuesday 10/25

9:30pm, received report of a medical on a large Fishing Vessel. Officers responded, performed first aid (splinted a broken foot) and gave directions to hospital because the patient refused medical care further than first aid.
Friday 10/28 3:00pm, observed approximately 80 novice Stand up paddlers “attempting” to navigate the turning and Pierpont areas. Officers offering navigating advice.

9:00pm, while on patrol, contacted fishermen illegally placing hoop nets in the Harbor Entrance. Educated on legal areas for hoop net fishing.

Saturday 10/29

4:30pm, assisting Pierpont Bay YC with their last sailboat race of the season with access to the dirt lot at the end of Spinnaker Drive.

Sunday 10/30

8:15am, received report of hazard to navigation, debris in the Ventura Keys. Officers responded in Fireboat and searched but were unable to locate hazard.

3:28pm, received multiple reports of a vessel accident at VIM E-dock. Officers responded by land and sea to the incident. After investigation, a new owner of a 58ft motor vessel attempted to back in his vessel, collided with pilings & docks.

Tuesday 11/1 8:05pm, contacted an individual parked in Harbor Cove lot, camping in vehicle. The person is heading out on Island Packers tomorrow. Advised where they could get a parking permit and the area to park for such activities.

Wednes 11/2

6:03am, observed National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning for winds gusting to 35kts late. Officers raised warning pennants at Port District.

Thursday 11/3

7:27am, received report of a commercial fishing vessel listing to port at VHV D-dock. Officers responded and assisted with determining the cause that appeared to be from unevenly filled fuel tanks.

Friday 11/4

6:45pm, observed a large sea lion on the swim step of the Fireboat. Officers carefully and legally convinced the mammal off the boat and into the water.

Sunday 11/6

4:10pm, dispatched to a fall victim in Harbor Town Point timeshare. Officers responded by foot and assessed then performed first aid on a lacerated hand.

Monday 11/7

5:40am, observed National Weather service issued Small Craft Advisory for winds, officers raised warning pennant at the Port District.

9:41pm, dispatched to a medical alarm alert in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, found patient on the floor requesting a lift assist, no injuries were sustained. Lifted the patient onto her bed, cancelled responding units.

Tuesday 11/8

10:20am, dispatched to an unresponsive diver aboard an inbound dive boat. Officers responded in the fireboat but unfortunately responders were unable to resuscitate the 50 y/o male who was diving off Santa Cruz Island.

2:00pm, observing heavy rain fall and strong Southerly winds most of the day.


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