Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach Harbor Reopen Friday October 8 2021

Dana Point Harbor Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com
Dana Point Harbor Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com

Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach Harbor Reopen On Friday October 8 2021.

The County of Orange Announces Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach Harbor Reopened On Friday October 8 2021

Orange County Harbors Accepting Vessel Traffic
Unified Command has announced that the Captain of the Port has opened Newport Beach Harbor and Dana Point Harbor to all vessel traffic on 8th October 2021 at 3:00pm.
In addition, OC Parks is announcing the reopening of Bayside Beach, located in Newport Beach Harbor.

Laguna Beach Sand Reopened Friday October 8 2021
The sand at County-operated beaches in the City of Laguna Beach reopened at 9:00am today.
These include Aliso Beach, Laguna Royale Beach, Table Rock Beach, Thousand Steps Beach and West Street Beach.
The sand at City of Laguna Beach beaches also reopened at 7:00 a.m. today.
The reopening is for the sand only, not the shoreline or the water.

Laguna Beach Aliso Beach Parking Lot Is Closed
The parking lot at Aliso Beach remains closed for staging for the cleanup efforts.

Orange County Beaches Reopened October 7 2021
County-operated Salt Creek Beach, Strands Beach and Baby Beach located within Dana Point Harbor.
Capistrano Beach and Poche Beach remain closed due to construction.

Newport Beach Beach Advisory
The City of Newport Beach’s beach advisory currently remains in place.
Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with ocean water and oiled areas of the beach.

Huntington Beach Ocean and Shoreline is Closed
Huntington Beach ocean and shorelines (beginning at the lifeguard towers) between Warner Avenue and the Santa Ana River Jetty remain closed.

Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams On Orange County Coast
The Orange County coast has experienced a recent oil spill and an ongoing shoreline cleanup is in progress.
The public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and work crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to ensure that appropriate cleanup actions are taken.
For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil on the beaches.

Vessel Owners Impacted By Oil Spill Can File A Claim
Call 1-866-985-8366 to file a Claim.
If your vessel has been impacted by the oil spill, do not attempt to clean your own boat.

Lost Revenue and Damage Claims
For lost revenue and damage claims, please call 1-866-985-8366, referencing the Pipeline P00547 Incident.

Report Oil Spots
If a member of the public spots oil that they suspect is from the oil spill, please contact tarballreports@wildlife.ca.gov

Fishing Ban at Orange County Coast

San Onofre to Sunset Beach
(Near the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to West Jetty of Anaheim Bay Just South of Seal Beach)
extending 6 miles out from the shore

The City of Dana Point Oil Spill Information Page Is Online

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 Friday October 8 2021

Oil Recovered: 5,544 gallons

13 barrels of tar balls were recovered yesterday

Boom Deployed: 14,060 feet

172,500 lb of oily debris has been recovered from shorelines

More than 900 people are conducting response operations

Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned

Four overflights were conducted on Thursday and five are scheduled for Friday

Eight oiled wildlife have been recovered

San Diego County Beaches And Waterways Are Being Assessed

Assessment teams are checking the following locations in San Diego County for any visible signs of oil:

North Team: Santa Margarita River
Harbor Beach/Oceanside City Beach
Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Del Mar Fairgrounds/San Dieguito Lagoon
Los Penasquitos Lagoon
La Jolla Shores/Scripps

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 8 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

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

Ocean Institute in Dana Point

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