Laguna Beach Oil Spill Clean Up Wednesday October 6 2021

Laguna Beach California Oil Spill Cleanup Wednesday October 6 2021 Courtesy of The City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach California Oil Spill Cleanup Wednesday October 6 2021 Courtesy of The City of Laguna Beach

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) begins Oil Spill Clean Up in Laguna Beach California Wednesday October 6 2021.

Laguna Beach Oil Spill Community Update For Wednesday October 6 2021 Is Online

The City of Laguna Beach Statement on Wednesday October 6 2021

“Representatives from the US Coast Guard’s Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment (SCAT) Team, “Hot Shot” Crews, and US Fish and Wildlife surveyed and cleaned all Laguna beaches affected by the oil spill today.
Crews removed the last remnants of oil today.
It was found at North Crescent Bay Beach.
Thank you to our Marine Safety Crews – our eyes and ears out on the sand keeping the community safe and looking for oil this week.
We very much appreciate you and the work you do!”

Track The Oil Spill Plume In Real Time at NOAA
California Coast Oil Spill Plume on NOAA Wednesday October 6 2021

Laguna Beach City and County Beaches are closed due to the recent Oil Spill off the Orange County California Coast.

Orange County Beaches Closed Due To Oil Spill

Salt Creek Beach Park

Strands

Baby Beach

Capistrano Beach

Poche

Dana Point Harbor

Newport Beach Harbor

Bayside Beach

Aliso Beach

Laguna Royale

Tablerock Beach

Thousand Steps Beach

West Street Beach

Crystal Cove State Beach Closed

Fishing Ban at Orange County Coast

Dana Point to Sunset Beach
extending 6 miles out from the shore

Oiled Wildlife

If you see oiled wildlife, please do not touch.

Call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Volunteer To Help With Surfrider
Please text ‘oilspill’ (one word) to 51555

Containment Efforts Wednesday October 6 2021

Oil Recovered: 5,544 gallons

Boom Deployed: 12,860 feet

Crews assessed all accessible shorelines from the northernmost point of Huntington Beach, south to the San Diego county line
Shorelines from Sunset Beach to Dana Point have been cleaned and crews continue cleanup efforts

Thirteen oiled wildlife have been recovered

The City of Huntington Beach has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 wetland locations.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Background Updated on October 6 2021

Location: 4 Miles Off the Coast of Newport Coast

Size of Spill: 13 Square Miles in Size.

15.67 miles of light oiling was reported along shorelines

Amount of Spill: 144,000 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).

Spill Investigation: The Unified Command contracted commercial divers to identify the source of the leak. The divers on Monday October 4 2021, validated Remotely Operated Vehicle footage showing no indications of oil release at the potential source of the leak. Diver reports and ROV footage show that a 4,000-foot section of the 17.7 mile-long pipeline was displaced with a maximum lateral movement of approximately 105 feet and had a 13-inch split, running parallel to the pipe.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Online Resources

Official Unified Command Online Site:
Southern California Spill Response Site

Lead Agency: US Coast Guard Los Angeles
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles Twitter Page

California State Parks Orange Coast Facebook Page

Orange County Parks Is On Facebook

Surfrider Foundation

Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Laguna Beach Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach Oil Response Information Page Is Online

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Response Page

The City of Dana Point Oil Spill Information Page Is Online

City of Newport Beach

Ocean Institute in Dana Point

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