Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach

Coast Guard responds to possible oil spill near Goleta Beach
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach. Coast Guard received a call from Santa Barbara County Fire Department at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday reporting that there was a large amount of sheen in the water, 1000 yards off Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Coast Guard immediately launched a team from the Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard monitoring oil spill in Santa Barbara

Coast Guard monitoring oil spill in Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard is monitoring the clean-up operations of an oil spill on Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., that occurred Tuesday afternoon around 12 p.m. The Coast Guard dispatched members from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara and Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach upon initial notification. The source of the spill was identified as a ruptured...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Coast Guard worked with local agencies and commercial response companies to remove a grounded fishing boat from Ormand Beach, Ventura County, Calif., March 15, 2014. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a distress call from the captain of the fishing boat Kim Thanh reporting that his vessel had run aground late Thursday night. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station...

Morro Bay Coast Guard crew helps stranded fishermen

Morro Bay Coast Guard crew helps stranded fishermen
MORRO BAY, Calif. – The Coast Guard towed a commercial fishing vessel back to safety after it lost engine power near Morro Bay, Sept. 28, 2012. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay received a distress call at approximately 1:50 a.m. from the crew of the Point Estero, a 45-foot commercial fishing vessel home ported in Morro Bay, stating that the vessel had suffered engine failure approximately...

Coast Guard monitors clean up operations after spill near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard monitors clean up operations after spill near Santa Barbara
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Pacific Offshore Operators are coordinating clean up operations after an oil spill occurred off the Platform Houchin, Friday morning, June 22, 2012. Automatic safety shutdowns on the platform secured pipeline operations shortly after the incident. Approximately...

Coast Guard units and California agencies respond to oil on Ventura beach

A member from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara, Calif., takes a sample of oil that was spilled onto Faria Beach in Ventura, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photographSAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard received a report of a discharge of oil from Vintage Petroleum onto Faria Beach, just north of Ventura, Calif. The spill occurred from an oil gathering line and is now secured. The...

Coast Guard responds to beached vessels

Sailboat High Priestess sits on East Beach SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Coast Guard is responding to a pollution threat caused when two sailing vessels went aground on East Beach, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara personnel responded to a 25-foot sailboat and a 50-foot sailboat that were beached by the rough weather at about 5 a.m. A light sheen was reported...

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...