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
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.
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