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Safety and Emergencies

Anyone causing, observing or discovering an emergency situation, please CALL IMMEDIATELY:
(619) 295-3121 or VHF radio, Channel 16, U.S. Coast Guard San Diego

Take immediate action to contain and control the incident without risking your personal health and safety.  Further information can be found at these websites:

Emergency Contact Information

Anyone causing, observing or discovering an emergency situation, CALL IMMEDIATELY:
(619) 295-3121 or VHF radio, Channel 16, U.S. Coast Guard San Diego

Please note that in the United States all police, medical, fire and other emergency services can be reached by dialing 911 on any telephone.

Report Marine Pollution:

  • USCG National Response Center: (800) 424-8802
  • State Office of Emergency Services: (800) 852-7550

Take immediate action to contain and control the incident without risking personal health and safety.

Other important numbers:

  • San Diego Harbor Police : (619) 686-6570
  • San Diego Fire-Rescue Department: (619) 533-4300
  • USCG Marine Safety Office: (619) 278-7262 - Goes to voicemail after 3:00PM
  • Port of San Diego: (619) 686-6200
  • U.S. Navy Port Operations: (619) 556-1433

 

Oil Spill Reporting

Anyone causing, observing or discovering an emergency situation, 
CALL IMMEDIATELY:
(619) 683-6470 or
VHF radio, Channel 16 U.S. Coast Guard San Diego

In order to provide protection to the sensitive resources in San Diego Bay, it's essential that every effort be made to prevent inappropriate discharges to the water, and respond to other emergencies that may result in environmental impacts. When such an incident does occur, however, it's critical to make sure it's reported immediately, and to the right agency. The following "user-friendly" guide provides the necessary information.Provide as much information as possible including location, type of material (if known), quantity, any immediate threat to life or health, and any impacts to natural resources. 

ALL LOCATIONS
If reportable, make the following notifications: 

1. USCG National Reponse Center (NRC)

(800) 424-8802

2. State Office of Emergency Services (OES)

(800) 852-7550

If spill is a Reportable Quantity (RQ), make the following voice reports:
Reportable Quantity (RQ)

Oil (on water)

Produces a sheen or discoloration on the water's surface.

Oil (on land)

SD Fire Department will advise.

Hazardous Material (on water or land)

San Diego or SD Fire Department will advise

San Diego Harbor Safety Committee - Get Involved

San Diego Harbor Safety Committee

pdf 2018 Meeting Schedule - Harbor Safety Committee (17 KB)

All meetings take place on Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 921013165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 in our Training Conference Room.

pdf Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Minutes 01-31-18 (18 KB)


Harbor Safety Positions

Interested in joining the San Diego Harbor Safety Committee?

Harbor Safety Committee Membership

pdf 2017 Harbor Safety Committee Contacts   (66 KB)
Department of Fish and Game (DFG)/Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) provides funding to support the Harbor Safety Committee & San Diego Unified Port District in their efforts.


Harbor Safety Committee Overview

San Diego Bay (Marina District)

The San Diego Harbor Safety Committee was established in 1992. It consists of key industry and governmental experts with a thorough knowledge of the Bay.

The Harbor Safety Plan, an ongoing effort updated each May, is designed to provide mariners using the waters of San Diego Bay an up-to-date guide to critical navigation issues that will enhance vessel safety with the ultimate goal of pollution prevention and protection of the region's valuable resources. The effectiveness of the Harbor Safety Plan depends on regulatory enforcement and on fostering a cooperative ethic among those who use the Bay.

San Diego Unified Port District's role as Secretary for the Harbor Safety Committee allows us to help in reaching the goal to prevent oil spills in San Diego coastal, harbor, and estuarine waters.


Harbor Safety Plan

This Harbor Safety Plan is designed to provide mariners using the waters of San Diego Bay an up-to-date guide to critical navigation issues that will enhance vessel safety, with the ultimate goal of pollution prevention and protection of the region's valuable resources. This plan has been developed by the San Diego Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) as mandated in the California Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act (OSPRA) of 1990, as codified in Title 14, Division 1, of the California Code of Regulations".

2016 San Diego Harbor Safety Plan Final (2.52 MB)

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