Ventura Harbor Spill

OSPR and the US Coast Guard responded to a red dye diesel spill that occurred when the commercial fishing vessel Royal Pacific collided with the fishing vessel Golden Eagle while shifting berths, puncturing a fuel tank on the starboard side. The source of the spill was stopped shortly after the incident, but as much as 300 gallons entered the water.

The Royal Pacific was removed from the water and underwent repairs. Cleanup operations and an investigation was later concluded. The Oiled Wildlife Care Network activated two recovery teams to collect oiled animals.

News Releases

Fishery closure lifted in Ventura Harbor - News Release

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fishery Closure following red dye diesel spill from vessel allision - CDFW Director lifts fishery closure in Ventura Harbor that stemmed from Nov. 18 incident involving fishing vessel Royal Pacific.

Fishery closure lifted in Ventura Harbor - Official document

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fishery closure lifted in Ventura Harbor - Official state document lifting fishery closure in Ventura Harbor.

Map - Fisheries Closure Area Ventura Harbor Nov 20, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ventura harbor diesel spill map of closure - Revised Shellfish and Fishing closure area for 20 November 2013

Fisheries Closure Declaration Ventura Harbor Nov. 20 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fishery Closure following red dye diesel spill from vessel allision - Revised boundaries and conditions of fishery closure for Ventura Harbor

CDFW Director closes fishing in Ventura Harbor due to oil spill

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fishery Closure following red dye diesel spill from vessel allision -

Public Outreach

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Public Outreach - Public Outreach

Photos

Sorbent pads in the harbor-2

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ventura Harbor Spill - Sorbent pads in the harbor

Sorbent pads in the harbor

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ventura Harbor Spill - Sorbent pads in the harbor

Boom deployed in the harbor

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ventura Harbor Spill - Boom deployed in the harbor contains the red dye diesel so it can be removed.

Sheen and sorbent pads in the harbor

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ventura Harbor Spill - Sheen and sorbent pads in the harbor.

Red dye diesel collection point

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ventura Harbor Spill - Red dye diesel collection point.