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Two Sheens; East of San Clemente Island, CA

East of San Clemente Island, CA | 2024-Jun-09

Initial Notification: Mid-afternoon on 09-JUN-2024, USCG Sector San Diego contacted their NOAA SSC to report two sheens observed just east of San Clemente Island by a USCG aircraft earlier in the day. One sheen was described as 1,000 feet x 1-1.5 miles, the other was described as roughly 4.5 miles long. No black oil was reported, but at least some rainbow sheen was observed. USCG will have a helicopter in the area tomorrow morning (10-JUN-2024) on a training flight and requested a possible search area.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Sheen
Latitude (approximate): 32° 55.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 12.16′ West