The City of Oceanside Emergency Operations Center is closely monitoring the impacts of the oil spill that occurred Saturday, October 2, 2021, off the coast of Huntington Beach roughly 50 miles to the north.
The United States Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife are the commanding response agencies. Overflights and shore-based responders continue to monitor the ocean and shore for oil impacts. Shoreline Cleaning Assessment Teams (SCAT) have been deployed along the coastline preceding the shifting oil spill.
Oceanside Harbor and Emergency Operations Center staff are prepared to close the Harbor inlet with a floating boom if necessary.
Regular updates will be posted on the City webpage.
Tarballs are a remnant of oil spills and may be spotted. Do not touch or pick them up. They will be removed by trained teams. Tarball fact sheet
To volunteer to help, visit https://calspillwatch.wildlife.ca.gov/volunteer or call 1-800-228-4544.
To report oiled wildlife, do not handle, please call 1-877-823-6926.
To view fisheries closure areas, visit https://socalspillresponse.com/fisheries-closure/.
To view images, visit https://socalspillresponse.com/response-imagery/.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For daily updates, visit socalspillresponse.com.