A team of Harbor Police officers were recently deployed to Jamaica where they provided training to maritime police as part of U.S. efforts to promote maritime security. The Harbor Police Department is sharing their practices with law enforcement agencies around the world to support foreign port security and fight international crime. During the Jamaica deployment from February 16 through February 25, Harbor Police officers worked other bureaus to observe procedures and inspect police vessels.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to the entrance of the bay to assist San Diego Lifeguards with a rescue of two Jet Ski operators that were in distress (stuck in kelp). Upon our arrival, the jet skis were being towed into the bay by the lifeguards. Harbor Patrol officers took the operators aboard their vessel and then towed the skis to the HP Dock.
While on a call for service in a Shelter Island marina, Harbor Patrol officers arrested a subject for an outstanding warrant.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to the A-3 Anchorage at Laurel Street to investigate a theft of a dinghy that was taken off of a vessel that was moored.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to a dinghy dock behind the Marine Exchange on Shelter Island. The dock had been cluttered with debris, trash and small vessels on top of the dock for a long period of time. After Harbor Patrol officers spent several weeks posting the items for removal, the items were taken to the trash. Three small vessels (dinghy’s / canoes) were impounded at the Harbor Police dinghy dock in an attempt to locate the owners. The dock will now be receiving necessary repairs.
Harbor Patrol officers responded to the A-3 Anchorage at Laurel Street to investigate a verbal dispute between a few boaters. The situation was peacefully resolved.
Harbor Patrol officers were dispatched to a fire aboard a 40-foot sail boat in a Harbor Island marina. Harbor Patrol and San Diego Firefighters worked together to extinguish the flames and control the scene. The vessel sustained major flame and smoke damage.