Huntington Beach Beaches Reopen Monday October 11 2021 at 6:00am.
The City of Huntington Beach is reporting that “The joint decision to reopen comes after coastal ocean and wetlands water quality testing results showed non-detectable amounts of oil associated toxins in our ocean water. Water quality testing will continue twice a week for at least the next two weeks to monitor potential toxins. Water quality results will be made available at the Huntington Beach Oil Spill Response Page”
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
Huntington Beach City Beach Opens Monday October 11 2021
Huntington Beach State Beach Opens Monday October 11 2021
Bolsa Chica State Beach Opens Monday October 11 2021
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
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 Updated Sunday October 10 2021
More than 1,600 people are conducting response operations
To date, 5,544 total gallons of crude oil have been recovered by vessel
13.6 barrels of tar balls were recovered yesterday
Approximately 250,000 lb of oily debris has been recovered from shorelines
Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned
Two overflights are scheduled for Sunday
11,400 feet of containment boom have been strategically deployed
No oiled wildlife has been located in San Diego County
Assessment teams are checking the following locations for any visible signs of oil:
San Onofre State Beach
San Elijo State Beach
Huntington Beach adjacent to Talbert Marsh
Shoreline adjacent to Batiquitos
Carlsbad (desalination plant)
Orange County Coast Oil Spill Background Updated on October 10 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