Coast Guard, partners remove hazardous materials from grounded fishing vessel near Estero Bluffs State Park

The commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, rests on a group of rocks after it ran aground at Estero Bluffs State Park, Calif., July 28, 2017. Approximately 91 gallons of fuel and oil were removed along with 2.5 cubic yards of contaminated material U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, rests on a group of rocks after it ran aground at Estero Bluffs State Park, Calif., July 28, 2017. Approximately 91 gallons of fuel and oil were removed along with 2.5 cubic yards of contaminated material U.S. Coast Guard photo.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies completed the removal of oil and hazardous materials from a grounded commercial fishing vessel Point Estero near Estero Bluffs State Park Tuesday afternoon.

Removal operations were completed at approximately 12:30 p.m., which resulted in the recovery of 91 gallons of oil and 2.5 cubic yards of hazardous materials.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders were notified Friday at approximately 6:00 a.m., that the Point Estero ran aground and requested assistance.

Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara responded Friday and observed no oil pollution in the water.

A Unified Command was established between the Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response and California State Parks.

The Coast Guard hired contractors to remove all identified oil and hazardous materials aboard the Point Estero.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.