Coast Guard Rushes to Contain Oil Spill Off California's Orange County

The United States Coast Guard rushed to contain an oil spill off the coast of California’s Orange County on October 3.

“All available actions” were being taken by the Coast Guard to clean up the oil spill, including nine boats involved in recovery operations, multiple shoreline assessment teams, and 3,700 feet of boom.

Over 1,200 gallons of “oily mixture” had been collected from the ocean as of Sunday, according to the US Coast Guard. An investigation into the cause of the spill was ongoing.

This video by Eric Hernandez shows boats dragging boom through oil slicks off Newport Beach. Credit: Eric Hernandez via Storyful

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