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November 18, 1989 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sportfishing boat and a tanker hauling jet fuel collided in the darkness just outside Los Angeles Harbor shortly before midnight Thursday, tossing the small ship like a toy and injuring seven people, none seriously. One passenger jumped overboard in fright. The 35 passengers and seven crew members of the 80-foot fishing boat Shogun were hurled to the deck when the bow smashed into the Sealift Antarctic, a 564-foot tanker on its way to San Francisco, the Coast Guard said.
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April 19, 1997
Nina Hartley, an adult film actress, was one of 16 people rescued cold and wet from a sinking 44-foot cabin cruiser in the Catalina Channel off Long Beach late Thursday. "I was terrified," Hartley said Friday, recalling the dramatic rescue that occurred after a day of filming off Santa Catalina Island. The last passengers were pulled to safety by Long Beach Fire Department rescuers just moments before the yacht rolled over and sank 11 miles offshore.
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September 7, 1994 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 24-foot-long pleasure boat that capsized Sunday outside Los Angeles Harbor, killing a 3-year-old child and injuring several others, was carrying twice the number of passengers considered safe by boating standards, experts said Tuesday. The vessel--crammed with 19 passengers, most of them children--should have been carrying no more than 10 people, according to Coast Guard safety officials and local boating experts.
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March 24, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A tugboat began taking on water in the Catalina Channel several miles off San Pedro on Sunday, but lifeguard divers and crewmen managed to repair the 100-foot vessel and kept it afloat. The six crewmen aboard the Pelican Magic were heading toward a berth Sunday night at the Southwest Marine Shipyard on Terminal Island, moving under their own power, said county lifeguard Lt. Dave Story. Story said a distress call from the Florida-registered boat came at 4:05 p.m. By 5:30 p.m.
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February 8, 1990
The pilot of a sportfishing boat that collided with a 564-foot tanker outside Los Angeles Harbor in November had his operating license suspended for six months by an administrative law judge. Tim Filson was ordered Wednesday by Judge Harry J. Gardner not to pilot a vessel during the suspension and to serve one year of probation after that.
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April 26, 1991
A fishing boat erupted into flames Thursday just outside the Los Angeles harbor breakwater and sank, forcing four firefighters who had boarded it to jump into the water where they were rescued by lifeguards. Two men, ages 20 and 40, were aboard the 60- to 65-foot G.M. when the fire broke out about 11 a.m. They were evacuated before City Fire Department firefighters went aboard the vessel.
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November 8, 1991
Dense fog forced the U.S. Coast Guard to suspend its search Thursday of the shipping lanes between San Pedro and Santa Catalina Island where debris from what is believed to be a power boat was found on Wednesday. Searchers have recovered large pieces of white-painted floating wood, a couch, a bright-orange boat fender and a 14-by-20-foot cabin top that appears to be the wreckage of a power boat, officials said.
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February 21, 1990
The captain of a 564-foot tanker that collided with a sportfishing boat outside Los Angeles Harbor in November has been found negligent and placed on probation for nine months by an administrative law judge. Capt. Arthur Irish of the tanker Sealift Antarctic can continue to operate ocean-going ships, but will have his license automatically suspended for four months if he is found responsible for another mishap during his probation, Judge Harry J. Gardner ruled Tuesday.
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December 28, 1996
Coast Guard investigators believe that a weight imbalance caused Thursday's boating accident off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, in which rescuers picked up a Long Beach man from the side of a capsized motorboat but were unable to save its owner. Water began rushing over the stern of the 21-foot vessel as Rossmoor real estate broker Jim Holmes, 56, and passenger Larry Schaffer, a 55-year-old aerospace worker, were trying to hoist the anchor, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Pete Basil said Friday.
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March 24, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A tugboat began taking on water in the Catalina Channel several miles off San Pedro on Sunday, but lifeguard divers and crewmen managed to repair the 100-foot vessel and kept it afloat. The six crewmen aboard the Pelican Magic were heading toward a berth Sunday night at the Southwest Marine Shipyard on Terminal Island, moving under their own power, said county lifeguard Lt. Dave Story. Story said a distress call from the Florida-registered boat came at 4:05 p.m. By 5:30 p.m.
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December 28, 1996
Coast Guard investigators believe that a weight imbalance caused Thursday's boating accident off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, in which rescuers picked up a Long Beach man from the side of a capsized motorboat but were unable to save its owner. Water began rushing over the stern of the 21-foot vessel as Rossmoor real estate broker Jim Holmes, 56, and passenger Larry Schaffer, a 55-year-old aerospace worker, were trying to hoist the anchor, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Pete Basil said Friday.
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October 27, 1994
A La Puente couple said Tuesday that a Catalina Channel Express vessel "carelessly" sped close by their small, crowded pleasure boat off San Pedro last month, capsizing the little boat in an accident that took the life of their 3-year-old son. Anthony and Elena Romero made their claim in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Tuesday in Long Beach Superior Court.
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September 7, 1994 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 24-foot-long pleasure boat that capsized Sunday outside Los Angeles Harbor, killing a 3-year-old child and injuring several others, was carrying twice the number of passengers considered safe by boating standards, experts said Tuesday. The vessel--crammed with 19 passengers, most of them children--should have been carrying no more than 10 people, according to Coast Guard safety officials and local boating experts.
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May 1, 1993
Three Anaheim men aboard a 40-foot commercial fishing boat found themselves aboard a vessel four feet shorter Friday after an early morning collision with a larger ship sheared off part of the boat's bow section. The men, identified as James Rose, 26, Daryn Smith, 26, and Lonni Barner, 21, were not injured. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. Friday, seven miles west of Point Vicente, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.
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November 8, 1991
Dense fog forced the U.S. Coast Guard to suspend its search Thursday of the shipping lanes between San Pedro and Santa Catalina Island where debris from what is believed to be a power boat was found on Wednesday. Searchers have recovered large pieces of white-painted floating wood, a couch, a bright-orange boat fender and a 14-by-20-foot cabin top that appears to be the wreckage of a power boat, officials said.
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April 26, 1991
A fishing boat erupted into flames Thursday just outside the Los Angeles harbor breakwater and sank, forcing four firefighters who had boarded it to jump into the water where they were rescued by lifeguards. Two men, ages 20 and 40, were aboard the 60- to 65-foot G.M. when the fire broke out about 11 a.m. They were evacuated before City Fire Department firefighters went aboard the vessel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1993
Three Anaheim men aboard a 40-foot commercial fishing boat found themselves aboard a vessel four feet shorter Friday after an early morning collision with a larger ship sheared off part of the boat's bow section. The men, identified as James Rose, 26, Daryn Smith, 26, and Lonni Barner, 21, were not injured. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. Friday, seven miles west of Point Vicente, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.
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March 26, 1988
Los Angeles County lifeguards searched the lake in MacArthur Park without success Friday for two people who were reported to have fallen into the water from a foot-propelled, two-seat pedal boat. Divers ended the search at about 11 a.m., a little more than 12 hours after a caller told the City Fire Department of seeing two people in the water. Firefighters dragged portions of the lake Thursday night and then called in the dive team to search Friday.
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February 21, 1990
The captain of a 564-foot tanker that collided with a sportfishing boat outside Los Angeles Harbor in November has been found negligent and placed on probation for nine months by an administrative law judge. Capt. Arthur Irish of the tanker Sealift Antarctic can continue to operate ocean-going ships, but will have his license automatically suspended for four months if he is found responsible for another mishap during his probation, Judge Harry J. Gardner ruled Tuesday.
NEWS
February 8, 1990
The pilot of a sportfishing boat that collided with a 564-foot tanker outside Los Angeles Harbor in November had his operating license suspended for six months by an administrative law judge. Tim Filson was ordered Wednesday by Judge Harry J. Gardner not to pilot a vessel during the suspension and to serve one year of probation after that.
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