Update on Coast Guard Response to Debris Field South of Los Angeles Light

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The recovery of objects from the debris field discovered this morning about five miles south of Los Angeles Light continues. Two Coast Guard small boats from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach, Baywatch Cabrillo, Baywatch Redondo, and Los Angeles Port Police are all assisting in the efforts. Additionally, the Coast Guard 87-foot Patrol Cutter Narwhal, is coordinating efforts as On-Scene Commander.

Coast Guard is investigating the debris that has already been recovered and is looking into an incident that occurred in the vicinity of the debris field around midnight last night.

Investigators believe that some of the debris may be a part of a larger vessel than they had originally thought. However, the Coast Guard has not been notified of any overdue vessels.

The response was initiated this morning around 7:30 a.m. after a Good Samaritan called the Coast Guard by VHF radio and reported a debris field about 100 yards long.

There is currently a temporary 500 yard safety zone placed around the debris field. The safety zone will stay in effect until search and recovery operations are deemed complete by the Captain of the Port.

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