It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.
Ms. Kitaen gained fame for her carefree spirit and sultry dancing in music videos for bands like Whitesnake and Ratt and her role in the movie “Bachelor Party.”