Southern California Coast Oil Spill Updates For Saturday October 9 2021.
The Unified Command is continuing its response Saturday to the coastal oil spill in Orange County.
San Diego County Emergency Response Center has joined the efforts to remove oil from San Diego Beaches.
Tar balls were discovered today in Mission Beach in San Diego and San Diego regional lifeguards will be monitoring for tar balls and oil.
Tar balls were collected Wednesday evening in Oceanside and more were reported Thursday in Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar.
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.
Orange County Beaches Are Reopening
Dana Point Beaches Reopened Thursday October 7 2021
Recommended to stay out of water if oil is present
Seal Beach Is Open
Huntington Harbor Is Open
Sunset Beach Is Open
Dana Point Harbor Is Open
Newport Beach Harbor Is Open
Orange County Beaches That Are Open For Sand Area Only
Shoreline and Water Are Closed
Sand Open and Parking Lots Open
Laguna Beach Sand Reopens Friday October 8 2021
Laguna Beach Beaches Water and Shoreline will remain closed for public health safety
Crystal Cove State Park
Huntington City Beach
Huntington State Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Beachgoers Need To Protect Their Health
For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil on the beaches.
Obey posted signs
Sunset Beach to San Onofre: No Fishing.
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.
Containment Efforts Friday October 8 2021
Oil Recovered: 5,544 gallons
13.5 barrels of tar balls were recovered yesterday
Boom Deployed: 12,060 feet
192,500 lb of oily debris has been recovered from shorelines
More than 1300 people are conducting response operations
Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned
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
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
Orange County 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
Orange County Coast Oil Spill Press Releases