Orange County Oil Spill Updates Thursday October 7 2021

Corona del Mar State Beach Park Oil Spill Cleanup October 6 2021 Courtesy of (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Janessa Warschkow.)
Corona del Mar State Beach Park Oil Spill Cleanup October 6 2021 Courtesy of (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Janessa Warschkow.)

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Updates For Thursday October 7 2021.

The Unified Command is continuing its response Thursday to the coastal oil spill in Orange County.

More than 400 crewmembers are conducting cleanup operations with 1,500 people expected to be dispatched by the end of the week.

UPDATE: Wednesday October 6 2021 at 2:00pm(pt) (USCG News Conference Is On Facebook)

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.

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

Oiled Wildlife

If you see oiled wildlife, please do not touch.

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

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.”

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

Six miles of shoreline have been cleaned and crews continue cleanup efforts

Eight oiled wildlife have been recovered

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles:

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.

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.

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

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

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Response Page

The City of Dana Point Oil Spill Information Page Is Online

City of Newport Beach

City of Laguna Beach

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Press Releases

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Orange County Beaches Updated 4 on Tuesday October 5 2021

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Orange County Beaches Updated 3 on Monday October 4 2021

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Newport Beach Updated 2 on Sunday October 3 2021

Unified command continues response to oil spill off Newport Beach Updated 1 on Sunday October 3 2021

Newport Beach October 5 2021: Oil Spill Update: Cleanup Crews Deployed to Newport Beach

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

Amplify Energy October 4 2021 Press Release

Surfrider Statement October 3 2021

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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