San Diego Beaches Oil Spill Clean Up Updates For Saturday October 9 2021.
The Unified Command is continuing its response Saturday to the coastal oil spill San Diego and Orange Counties.
Multiple agencies are working together to clean up the October 3 2021 Orange County Coastal Oil Spill.
There are no further indications of further discharge from the pipeline and the investigation continues into the cause of the spill.
San Diego County Emergency Response Center has joined the efforts to remove oil from San Diego Beaches.
San Diego County Beaches Emergency Shoreline Assessment and Tar Cleanup
Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment teams will be assessing beaches from Oceanside to San Diego today to guide cleanup operations.
The teams will be sampling water, soil and air and testing will occur in the coming days.
San Diego County Beaches And Waterways Are Being Assessed By USCG
USCG 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
San Diego Beaches Recovered Tar Ball
Mission Beach/Oceanside/Carlsbad/Encinitas/Del Mar
Boom Protection on San Diego Waterways
Precautionary Measure An Absorbent Boom Has Been Set Up With 24 Hour Monitoring
Mouth of Santa Margarita River
Aqua Hedionda/Carlsbad Desalinization Plant
San Diego Beaches And Waterways Remain Open
Changes possible if a public heath threat is determined
Do Not Touch Tar At The Beach
Avoid contact with it whenever possible, but occasional brief contact is unlikely to cause significant or lasting health concerns for most people.
However, some individuals are especially sensitive to certain chemicals which may be found in oil slicks or tar balls and may therefore develop skin rashes or other reactions as a result.
Wash off with regular soap and follow up with your primary care provider if a rash appears.
Report Tar and Oil Found At Beaches
To report tar/oil email: email@example.com.
In the email, please include:
1) Date the oil was observed
2) Time the oil was observed
3) Specific location where the oil was observed. GPS coordinates are preferred.
4) Descriptive photos of the oil (Please do not touch it)
5) A short visual/physical description of the oil
6) Estimated quantity
7) Contact information for follow-up.
No Current Reports of Oiled Wildlife In San Diego County
If any are observed, do no attempt to touch or help it, please leave it to the professionals and call 1-877-823-6926.
San Diego County Emergency Information Sources
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.
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
Southern California Coast Oil Spill Online Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Southern California Coast Oil Spill Press Releases