HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 @ 12:34 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Shelter Cove

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near waterways in Shelter Cove at around 11 a.m. today.

About 20 gallons of a substance described as “diesel” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Per NRC: “Caller stated there is a 34 sailing vessel, with 20 gallons fuel capacity and 5 quarts of oil in engine. Vessel washed upon shore at Shelter Cove in California. Fire Department is working with harbor district to remove it from shelter cove.”

Remedial Actions: Fire Department and county working to remove by high tide at 1800.

Name: Chasing The Wind
Number: CF2584FN
Aground: NO
Length: 30
Type: Pleasure Craft

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Shelter Cove area this year and the 57th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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