Activists from Santa Barbara, associated with Ventura-based Patagonia, paddled five miles out to an oil rig to protest offshore drilling. The paddlers unfurled a 70-foot banner in order to raise awareness of four bills passing through the State Assembly that would prevent offshore drilling and improve pipeline safety. To get involved go to Patagonia.com/CrudeAwakening.
Ventura Harbor Boatyard’s 35 Ton Travelift pier and docks were stuck by a 70’ seiner on Wednesday, July 29. The seiner apparently suffered loss of propulsion control while maneuvering in the harbor. No one was injured. While repairs are underway, Ventura Harbor Boatyard will expand its daily and weekend hours of operation to serve its customer base.