San Diego's Ocean Beach

Avalon Harbor Police Log

Sunday, November 26 - Saturday, December 2, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

0100 After receiving complaints, Harbor Patrol officers told two boat owners that they needed to stop operating their generators. The owners were advised of the proper hours of generator operation.

0145 Harbor officers warned and advised the owners of two skiffs of the need to properly register and number their vessels.

0215 On routine patrol, Harbor officers stopped the voyage of an overloaded skiff, and ordered the operator to make more trips from the dock to the vessel.

0600 Harbor officers assisted numerous vessels that had wrapped mooring lines in their props. They were safely secured on moorings, awaiting divers to clear the lines.

Monday, November 27, 2006

0006 Harbor Patrol officers warned and advised lobster fisherman of the violation of hoop netting in a marine preserve. They left the area immediately.

2300 Harbor officers contacted the owner of a moored vessel and advised him of the proper hours to operate a generator. The generator was secured.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

0100 Harbor officers received numerous complaints of a fishing vessels generator running after hours. Attempts were made to contact the owner, but the officers were unsuccessful.

0300 With Small Craft Advisory in effect, Harbor officers prepared Avalon waters for the approaching wind conditions.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

0230 With weather conditions worsening, Harbor officers removed floats from the pier and further prepared the harbor for inclement weather.

2150 Harbor Patrol officers responded to a call for help after a 23' powerboat hit an unknown object just east of the harbor entrance.

The operator sustained a scalp injury, his two passengers were uninjured, and the boat was holed. Officers got the vessel to a dock, initiated de-watering, and proceeded to search for holes. EMTs initiated medical treatment, and paramedics were requested.

Temporary repairs were made, pumps remained in the boat for the night, and in the morning, commercial assistance was obtained for salvage.