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The US Coast Guard has issued the following bulletin regarding harbor restrictions related to the oil spill off of Huntington Beach:

As of 2 p.m. local time, October 8, 2021, the Captain of the Port of Los Angeles – Long Beach provide the following update on waterways statuses:

  1. In cooperation with local jurisdictions, Univied Command has announced that the Captain of the Port will open Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor to all vessel traffic on Ocober 8, 2021 at 9 p.m. PT.
  2. A safety zone will continue to cover all navigable waters within a 1,000-yard radius of the M/V OCEAN GUARDING (O.N. 1238260), M/V OCEAN DEFENDER (O.N. 1242242), M/V CALIFORNIA RESPONDER (O.N. 983102) and associated salvage vessel operations. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative.
  3. A unified command has been established with the Coast Guard, the State of California, County of Orange, and the Responsible Party. A Marine System Transportation United (MSTRU) has been established for questions concerning this Marine Safety Information Bulletin. Please contact Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Waterways Management Division at (310) 357-1603 or by email at [email protected] US Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Command Center can be contacted 24 hours a day at 310-521-3600 or by email: [email protected]

R.E. Ore
Captain, US Coast Guard
Captain of the Port, Los Angeles – Long Beach

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  1. Did anyone consider that using the area immediately around oil platforms as a giant parking lot for dozens/hundreds of huge freighters might, just might, present a hazard ??

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