Barge Foss 248-P2 Bunker Fuel Oil Spill

Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation
State TrusteeState of Washington
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
AO Bureau

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Case Status



Point Wells, Puget Sound



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Marine Mammals, Anadromous Fish

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Case Description

On December 30, 2003, a spill occurred into Puget Sound during loading of oil onto the Foss Maritime Company (Foss) tank barge 248-P2 at the Point Wells asphalt facility in Shoreline, Washington. Approximately 4,637 gallons of Bunker fuel (#6) were released into the marine waters of Puget Sound. Impacted areas included intertidal and subtidal shellfish habitats of the coastal salt marsh estuary of Port Madison. Approximately 3.5 acres of the Indianola shoreline and 2.8 acres of the Doe-Kag-Wats marsh were oiled. In addition to habitat impacts, documented injuries also include oil impacts to birds, mammals, fish, bivalves, and recreational uses.

Credit: USFWS

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Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 03/03/2009


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 11/03/2008


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 09/03/2009

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Case Contact

Washington Fish and Wildlife Office

Lacey, WA | (360) 753-9440 |

Case Trustees

AO Bureau
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
State TrusteeState of Washington
Tribe TrusteeSuquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation

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