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
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
Orange County Coast Oil Spill Press Releases