Recently a routine oil spill training was held in the Ventura Harbor. It was performed by the company Clean Seas. They are one of the regions oil and pollution containment and recovery assets. This day they were deploying containment boom from their trucks. This containment boom could be used to contain spills in the ocean or block off the Harbor should a large spill threaten our area. They receive funding from the oil companies and can mobilize very fast with boats, trucks, and masses of people to deal with an incident. They are the same company with the two large grey oil spill boats that normally dock in the Harbor area. They always have one boat on the water ready to respond to any incident within the Santa Barbara Channel and beyond.
Photo by George Robertson