Officials: California oil pipeline split, apparently dragged
October 6, 2021
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The pipeline that leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the water off Southern California was split open and apparently dragged along the ocean floor, authorities said Tuesday.
Coast Guard Capt. Rebecca Ore said divers determined about 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) of the pipeline was "laterally displaced" by about 105 feet (32 meters). She did not say what might have caused it to move.
In addition, the pipeline had a 13-inch (33-centimeters) gash in it, Ore said.
The head of the company that operates the line said the pipe was displaced into "almost...