Coast Guard reduces safety zone in Los Angeles harbor; clean-up of oil continues

Coast Guard reduces safety zone in Los Angeles harbor; clean-up of oil continues
Image provided by California Fish and Wildlife. LOS ANGELES — The safety zone issued by the Coast Guard, restricting recreational and commercial vessel traffic in the affected area has been reduced Wednesday, after clean-up efforts continue to show progress. The Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge has resumed operations and the Cerritos channel has been opened to normal traffic. These reductions will...

Containment and recovery of oil in the Los Angeles Harbor continues

Containment and recovery of oil in the Los Angeles Harbor continues
Image provided by California Fish and Wildlife LOS ANGELES — The responsible party of spilled oil in the vicinity of the 577-foot cargo ship, Istra Ace, has continued their clean-up efforts that began Sunday. The Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife are overseeing all response efforts, while the Los Angeles Port Police and Los Angeles County Fire are assisting in monitoring the area. The...

Coast Guard and state officials investigating oil spill in Los Angeles Harbor

Coast Guard and state officials investigating oil spill in Los Angeles Harbor
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response are investigating an oil spill that occurred on Sunday in the Los Angeles Harbor.  A unified command has been established that includes the Coast Guard, California Fish and Wildlife, and the responsible party. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report at 6:30...