Huntington Beach, CA: In the wake of the devastating 2021 oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, California, federal regulators are calling for significant changes to shipping practices in the region. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report on Tuesday, culminating from a two-year investigation into the incident.
The NTSB concluded that the 25,000-gallon oil spill directly resulted from container ships anchoring too close to pipelines located beneath the ocean floor. The report identified inadequate regulations and communication gaps between the Coast Guard and pipeline operators as contributing factors.
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