The cargo ship “Beijing” has been identified as a tanker likely to have caused a large oil spill from the Southern California coast after an anchor was dragged along the seabed and ruptured the pipeline.
- Cargo ships are investigating potential involvement in oil spills from the Southern California coastline in early October.
- The U.S. Coast Guard said China’s state-run Cosco Beijing is investigating potential involvement in the movement of the pipeline.
- It is believed that the anchor hit the pipeline and opened a crack.
- The damage appears to have occurred in the bad weather in January, but it took another nine months for the oil to leak.
- It was estimated that at least 25,000 gallons of crude oil were released as a result of the five-day closure of beaches in the area.
A ship, believed to have collided with an important oil pipeline, dragged across the ocean floor and cracked, causing a large oil spill from the coast of Huntington Beach. California Identified in October.
The pipe hit the anchor in January, but wasn’t completely punctured until October of this year.
On Thursday, investigators boarded a ship at the port of Long Beach on Thursday.
A Cosco Beijing cargo ship is under investigation as it may be involved in an oil spill in early October from the Southern California coastline.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that the California pipeline had spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, but the pipeline is believed to have been damaged in January.
The pipe (the area surrounded by red) is dragged 105 feet away and bends after a suspicious anchor drags across the seabed.
Approximately 25,000 gallons of oil spilled into the sea, a SoCal Oil Response representative explained.
Beijing owner Capetanissa Maritime Corp. of Liberia and operator V.Ships Greece Ltd. have both been nominated as “stakeholders” in the study.
This means that as spill investigations progress, companies can be investigated more closely.
Federal agents managed to determine that the ship was involved in the anchoring incident. “Close” to the underwater pipeline.
The pipeline was later found to be the cause of the leak, and thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the waters of Orange County’s beaches and closed harbors.
Leaks originate from a 17.5-mile pipeline, from Amplify’s Elly oil rig, seven miles off the coast of Long Beach, to a pump station operated by Beta Offshore, Amplify’s long beach unit based in Houston. Beaches and coastal areas of Orange County, California
Newport Beach reopened on Friday, five days after the spill began.
Oil covered the sand on Newport Beach and the crew cleaned hard in early October.
The estuary of Huntington Beach is a photo of the oil solidified when purification began.
A pipe rupture was reported to a pipeline owned by Amplify Energy in the federal waters of the Erie oil drilling platform about 4½ miles offshore.
The 18-mile pipeline runs from Amplify’s offshore drilling platform to the Long Beach Pumping Station.
It was confirmed that Amplify’s pipeline was damaged and moved more than 100 feet along the ocean floor. This suggests that the anchor of the ship may have caused the damage.
Initially, it was thought that about 144,000 gallons of oil could have leaked from the pipeline, but there are no definitive figures, but authorities have determined that the amount is much smaller, at about 25,000.
The coastline of Huntington Beach, known as “Surf City USA,” and adjacent Newport Beach were briefly closed.
Coastal shops have been hit and environmental advocates have expressed concern about the long-term effects of this spill on sensitive wetlands and wildlife.
Within a week of the spill, more than four dozen animals, mainly birds and fish, were found dead, but not all were visibly oiled.
It is unknown why the leak occurred eight months later, not at the time of the anchor collision. Authorities are also investigating whether other anchors have hit the pipeline and weakened it, or whether it is due to an existing condition in the line.
The beaches of Orange County were closed for about a week after the oil spread along the coast.
The osprey attempts to fly after spilling off Huntington Beach, but its oil cover impedes its ability to fly in the air. Taken in early October.
Oil buildup at the barrier was set up by a cleanup crew trying to calm the spread
Aerial photographs show a floating barrier (known as a boom) installed by purification workers after the spill to prevent further invasion of the Talbert Wetland, a wetland on the coast of Orange County.
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