Orange County Coast Oil Spill Sunday October 3 2021

Southern California Pacific Ocean Oil Spill October 3 2021 (Official U.S. Coast Guard photo.) Courtesy of SoCalSpillResonse.com
Southern California Pacific Ocean Oil Spill October 3 2021 (Official U.S. Coast Guard photo.) Courtesy of SoCalSpillResonse.com

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Sunday October 3 2021.

Public Is Asked To Avoid The Area

Sunset Beach to Dana Point: No Fishing.

Huntington Beach: Avoid the beaches from the Santa Ana River to Seapoint Street

Laguna Beach: City Beaches closed at 9:00pm on Sunday October 3 2021.

Newport Beach: Visitors are asked to avoid the ocean water and oiled areas of the beach.

Crystal Cove: Expected to be impacted at 10:00pm on Sunday October 3 2021.

On Sunday October 3 2021 Orange County Health Care Health Officer, Dr. Clayton Chau asks, ” residents to please refrain from participating in recreational activities on the coastline such as swimming, surfing, biking, walking, exercising, gathering, etc.”

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Background

Location: 3 Miles Off the Coast of Newport Coast

Size of Spill: 13 Square Miles in Size.

Amount of Spill: 126,000 gallons

Oil Recovered: 3,150 gallons

Boom Deployed: 5,360 feet

Spill Reported at: Saturday October 2 2021 at 9:00am

Reason For Spill: Possible broken pipeline from from a offshore oil platform managed by Beta Offshore (Amplify Energy Corp).

Personnel Deployed: Shoreside response was conducted by 105 government agency personnel and Four aircraft were dispatched for overflight assessments. Fourteen boats conducted oil recovery operations Sunday afternoon.
Three Coast Guard boats enforced a safety zone off 1,000 yards around oil spill boats.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Cleanup

The City of Huntington Beach reports that “In partnership with federal, regional, & local response entities, clean-up efforts are underway on an approx. 6 mile oil spill along our coast”.
“They began deploying professional cleanup crews and skimming boats to remove oil from our environment.”
The City of Huntington Beach has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 wetland locations.

Oil Spill United Command Agencies

Beta Offshore ( Amplify Energy Corp), the Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR). Supporting agencies are the cities of Long Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

For Concerns Or Questions

Huntington Beach City Hotline (714) 374-1702

How To Help

To Assist With Animal Rescue Efforts

Huntington Beach Wetlands (714) 374-5587

To Assist With Cleanup Efforts
Cleanups.Surfrider.org

Oiled Wildlife

CDFW-OSPR is monitoring for oiled wildlife.
If anyone encounters oiled wildlife, do not approach. Call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Laguna Beach Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Sunday October 3 2021 at 8:30am: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) will be assisting multiple agencies and organizations to help in the recovery efforts.
At this time they have yet to see any oiled marine life but if you do in the Orang County area please call 949-494-3050.
If you would like to help PMMC is accepting Dawn donation to assist with Wetlands and Wildlife. @wetlandswildlifecarecenter

Laguna Beach Response

Sunday October 3 2021: Laguna Beach City Beaches closed to the public at 9:00pm
The community is encouraged to pay close attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety.

Newport Beach Response

Sunday October 3 2021: Newport Beach Soft Closure: Tower 44 north to the Santa Ana River. The City of Newport Beach is advising residents and visitors to avoid contact with ocean water and oiled areas of the beach. As of Sunday evening Newport Harbor remains open. Boaters are being asked to avoid traversing the oil spill as it may cling to vessels and could bring oil into the harbor. Oil Spill Response Vessels will be skimming oil off the coast throughout the night.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Press Releases

Southern California Spill Response Site

The City of Huntington Beach October 3 2021: Oil Spill Update

The CIty of Laguna Beach Oil Spill Impact October 3 2021

City of Newport Beach Beach Advisory October 3 2021

CIty of Huntington Beach October 3 2021 Oil Spill Public Advisory Is On Facebook

US Coast Guard Los Angeles Newport Beach Oil Spill Response – Initial UC Statement on October 2 2021 is On Facebook

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