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Sheen Report at Summerland Beach, Summerland, CA

Summerland, CA | 2023-Jan-06

Initial Notification: On January 6, 2023, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara contacted their NOAA SSC to request oil fate information for a sheen report on Summerland Beach from earlier in the day. Now an inactive oil field in Santa Barbara County, it is among the most active areas of natural oil seeps in the world with many abandoned and decommissioned oil wells from as early as the 1890s. Initial oil movement information was provided via telephone, though a more specific request for trajectory support is anticipated after site inspections the morning of 07-JAN-2023.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:CA crude oil
Latitude (approximate): 34° 25.13′ North
Longitude (approximate): 119° 36.27′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Evaluated but not used
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable