Laguna Beach Beaches Are Closed Thursday October 7 2021.
Laguna Beach City and County Beaches are closed due to the recent Oil Spill off the Orange County California Coast.
Salt Creek Beach Park
Dana Point Harbor
Newport Beach Harbor
Thousand Steps Beach
West Street Beach
Fishing Ban at Orange County Coast
Dana Point to Sunset Beach
extending 6 miles out from the shore
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