Coast Guard, California conduct final planning for S.S. Montebello operations

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and state of California are finalizing the planning phase of an operation to determine if oil is present aboard the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, which sits 900 feet below the ocean surface approximately 6.5 miles off the coast of Cambria, Calif. Operating under a Unified Command, the Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention...

Coast Guard attempting to determine oil presence in sunken WWII ship

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard awarded a contract to Global Diving and Salvage Inc. to determine if oil is present aboard the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, which sits 900 feet below the ocean surface approximately 6.5 miles off the coast of Cambria, Calif. The S.S. Montebello sank after a Japanese submarine torpedoed the large oil tanker on December 23, 1941. The Montebello broke apart and sank...