ROV Finds Split in CA Pipeline

Diver and ROV observations show a 13-inch (33cm) split has been found in a 4,000 foot (1,220 m) section of Amplify Energy’s 41-yr old pipeline off the coast of Southern California, spilling ~144,000 gallons (~545,000 L) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, killing wildlife and contaminating shorelines.

Authorities believe the rupture may have been caused by a ship’s anchor sometime in the very early hours of Saturday morning. The pipeline has been shutdown while the incident is under investigation and clean-up activities are underway.

Full article at: CNN06oct21