Coast Guard pollution investigators respond to oil spill on California platform

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, Calif. – The Coast Guard received a report of approximately 63 gallons of contained crude oil from Platform Gail at approximately 2 p.m., Friday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles MH-65C Dolphin helicopter was launched with a pollution investigator aboard. Additionally, a Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 47-foot motor life boat was launched with pollution investigators from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara aboard to oversee any operations involving the clean-up of the oil.

A commercial clean-up response team, Clean Seas, is currently on scene with the oil boomed and contained.

All operations on the platform have ceased. Platform Gail is approximately nine miles west of Channel Islands Harbor.

The cause of the pollution is currently under investigation.

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