LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Unified Command continues its response Monday to the oil spill off the coast of Orange County.
Fourteen boats are conducting oil recovery operations Monday while three Coast Guard boats are enforcing a safety zone 1,000 yards around oil spill recovery boats.
Seven aircraft were dispatched for overflight assessments.
Shoreside and water response was conducted by 320 personnel from government agencies and private response organizations.
As of 1 p.m., Monday, approximately 4,158 gallons of oil has been recovered from the water and 8,700 feet of boom has been deployed.
Five shoreline cleanup and assessment teams have been dispatched to assess beaches from Laguna Beach to Dana Point Harbor.
“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.”
Currently, Huntington and Laguna shorelines and waters are closed and Newport Beach has a soft closure. Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor are closed.
Four birds have been recovered and are receiving veterinary care. Other reports of oiled wildlife are being investigated. The Oiled Wildlife Care Network has been activated. For your safety and the safety of the animals, the public is asked to not attempt to capture oiled animals. Report oiled wildlife to 1-877-UCD-OWCN (1-877-823-6926).
The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife declared a fishery closure for coastal areas between Huntington Beach and Dana Point (from Warner Ave, Huntington Beach to Crown Valley Parkway, Dana Point). For offshore areas, an extension of the coastal points to six miles offshore.
There are no further indications of further discharge from the pipeline and the investigation continues into the cause of the spill.
Amplify Energy is using Remotely Operated Vehicles to survey their pipeline for potential leaks and damage and has covered 8,000 feet of pipeline with no indications of oil release.
Community members impacted by the oil spill who need to file a claim can call 1-866-985-8366. If your vessel has been impacted by the oil spill, we want to remind people not to clean their own boats, and to not use soaps or dispersants.
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