M/V Star Evviva

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Also Known As


Incident Type



South Carolina

Case Status



Atlantic Ocean



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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Case Description

Between approximately 0000 hours and 0600 hours on January 14, 1999, the M/V Star Evviva’s engine room was unmanned as the ship sailed approximately 30 to 50 miles off the coast of South Carolina. Due to the malfunction of a fuel oil transfer system in the engine room during these hours, the Star Evviva pumped fuel oil onto the deck and overboard, spilling approximately 24,000 gallons into the Atlantic Ocean. On January 16, 1999, oiled birds began washing ashore along South Carolina’s and North Carolina’s coastline from Folly Beach, South Carolina, to Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Fact Sheet 01/01/2008


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 11/01/2004

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Case Contact

South Carolina Ecological Services Field Office

Charleston, SC | (843) 727-4707 | http://www.fws.gov/charleston/

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