“Previous syntho-glass wrap was removed from pipeline, new wrap was installed. Crews will monitor the line overnight ensuring effectiveness,” it said, adding there is an ongoing investigation to determine if the reported sheen was associated with the pipeline or a separate source.
Syntho glass is a pipeline repair product, which, according to its maker, is designed to match or exceed the burst strength of the original pipe.
A California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson told CNN in a statement crews scheduled to work on the pipeline observed the sheen Saturday as they approached the area.
“Divers conducting the planned assessments on the line then discovered small droplets on the syntho-glass wrap. Unified Command deployed pollution responders and oil spill response organization assets to investigate the sheen and whether it was related to the pipeline,” Eric Laughlin wrote.
As of Saturday afternoon, no sheen was observed, Laughlin added, echoing the coast guard’s statement about the re-installment of new wrap on the line.
“The pipeline has remained shut down since the initial incident on October 2,” the spokesperson added.
A Huntington Beach police spokesperson told CNN in an email they were made aware of a potential oil sheen and have been in touch with the coast guard.
“As a proactive measure, we have deployed our Police helicopter and our Marine Safety boat to evaluate the surrounding area,” police spokesperson Jennifer Carey said. “At this time, our Fire Department is prepped and on standby to deploy preventative equipment, as necessary.”
California state Senator Dave Min, who also tweeted about the incident, wrote initial observations from the Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife indicated they are “not seeing signs of an oil spill.”
“Obviously, federal and state responders will continue to monitor the area. I’ll post further updates as I get them,” he added.
CNN’s Sarah Moon contributed to this report.