Skytek Report: California Oil Spill

Marine Pollution
Location: San Pedro Bay, Los Angeles, USA.
Impact:  Marine Pollution
Issued by Skytek: at 12:00 GMT on 19 October, 2021


On October 1st, 2021 Skytek’s REACT system tracked 84 cargo ships in the Los Angeles port area, with 51 tightly packed at anchor in San Pedro Bay, raising concern of increased air pollution from ships’ diesel generators.

On the evening of October 2nd, 2021 Beta Offshore reported a crude oil release near its pipeline, initially estimated to be more than 144,000 gallons. Beta Offshore, a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, operates 3 platforms installed in 1981 in the federal waters of San Pedro Bay, connected to Beta Pump Station in Long Beach via a 17.7 miles long pipeline.

Issued by Skytek: at 12:00 GMT on 19 October, 2021

Issued by Skytek: at 12:00 GMT on 7 October, 2021

Satellite EO Image of Newport Beach captured on 5th October at 23:16GMT - © 2021 Planet Labs Inc


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