Orange County Beaches Oil Spill Updates For Tuesday October 5 2021

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Cleanup on October 4 2021 (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm) Courtesy of USCG
Huntington Beach Oil Spill Cleanup on October 4 2021 (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm) Courtesy of USCG

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Updates For Tuesday October 5 2021.

Multiple agencies are working together to clean up the October 3 2021 Orange County Coastal Oil Spill.

“The Unified Command is focused on the health and safety of the public, responders, and the protection of our coastal community,” said Capt. Rebecca Ore​​, the incident commander and Captain of the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. “We have many dedicated professionals working around the clock to clean up this spill and ensure the safety of the public and environment.”

There are no further indications of further discharge from the pipeline and the investigation continues into the cause of the spill.

California Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on October 4 2021 to Assist Response to Southern California Oil Spill
Proclamation of State of Emergency Text is Online

Public Is Asked To Avoid These Areas

Sunset Beach to Dana Point: No Fishing.

Dana Point: County Beaches Closed.
Dana Point Harbor is closed.

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

Laguna Beach: City and County Beaches Closed.

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

Crystal Cove: Crystal Cove State Beach Closed.
(Crystal Cove Historic District currently is open)

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

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).

Containment Efforts Monday October 5 2021

Oil Recovered: 4,158 gallons

Boom Deployed: 8,700 feet

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles:

Five shoreline cleanup and assessment teams have been dispatched to assess beaches from Laguna Beach to Dana Point Harbor.
Fourteen boats are conducting oil recovery operations Monday while three Coast Guard boats are enforcing a safety zone 1,000 yards around oil spill recovery boats.

Seven aircraft were dispatched for overflight assessments.

Shoreside and water response was conducted by 320 personnel from government agencies and private response organizations.

Amplify Energy Efforts: Saturday October 2 2021: Amplify Energy Initiated its Oil Spill Prevention and Response Plan.
The Company has sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to investigate and attempt to confirm source of the release.
As a precautionary measure, all of the Company’s production and pipeline operations at the Beta Field have been shut down.

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
Text OILSPILL to 51555 for updates to take action and volunteer.

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

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles Twitter Page

Amplify Energy October 4 2021 Press Release

Surfrider Statement October 3 2021

California State Parks Orange Coast Facebook Page

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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