M/V World Prodigy

State TrusteeState of Rhode Island
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce

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Incident Type



Rhode Island

Case Status



Naragansett Bay



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

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Case Description

On June 23, 1989, the Greek-registered oil tanker World Prodigy, owned by Ballard Shipping Company, en route from Bulgaria to Providence, Rhode Island, grounded on Brenton Reef in Narragansett Bay off Newport, Rhode Island. The impact of the grounding ruptured nine of the vessel's 23 cargo tanks causing the discharge of approximately 290,000 gallons of number 2 fuel oil into the bay. The oil eventually spread over a 123 square mile area of the bay and Rhode Island Sound. A portion of the oil was stranded on intertidal areas of lower Narragansett Bay.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 10/11/1997


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 03/01/1996

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Case Contact

New England Ecological Services Field Office

Concord, NH | (603) 223-2541 | http://www.fws.gov/newengland/

Case Trustees

Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
State TrusteeState of Rhode Island

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