Port Operations Return to Normal as Coastline Tidal Surges Lessen

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Most operations in southern California waterways, beaches and harbors are beginning to return to normal after a series of dramatic swells and tidal surges swept through the coastal areas, Friday.

Santa Barbara and King Harbor marinas remain closed to vessel traffic due to occasional but less intense tidal surges.

Operations in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have returned to normal after the Coast Guard Captain of the Port temporarily suspended oil transferring operations.  The Coast Guard will continue to monitor these operations into the evening.

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach will continue to monitor and verify navigational aids along the coastline. Buoys that have been carried off-station will be prioritized, repaired or replaced by its Aids-to-Navigation Team Los Angeles-Long Beach.

Coast Guard pollution investigators will continue to deploy throughout the area to monitor any impacts to the environment.  A small number of vessels were reported sunk, swamped, or pushed onto docks.  No major damage to area infrastructure has been reported at this time.

The public is reminded to remain alert and be cautious when participating in activities in and around local waterways this weekend.

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