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Coast Guard Boards Vessel In Pursuit Of Culprits Behind California's Worst Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard has boarded another vessel (the first was on Oct. 7) of interest that potentially dragged its anchor across an offshore pipeline in Southern California that eventually led to an oil spill off Huntington Beach on Oct. 2.

Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigators boarded container ship MSC DANIT, Saturday, in the Port of Long Beach, as a "party in interest" for a possible "anchor-dragging incident" earlier this year over the underwater pipeline that eventually led to the ruptured pipeline and more than 3,000 barrels of crude washing ashore on California's pristine beaches.

Investigators are examining an anchor-dragging incident in late January for two reasons. First marine growth around the Amplify Energy Corp. pipeline crack suggested the incident occurred many months ago. Second, MSC DANIT was near the undersea pipeline during a large storm on Jan. 25.

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