Barge Foss 248-P2 Bunker Fuel Oil Spill

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

None

Incident Type

Oil

State

Washington

Case Status

Closed

Location

Point Wells, Puget Sound

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Marine Mammals, Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$265,281.00

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$265,917.40

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$0.00

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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


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Agreement

 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 03/03/2009

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree 11/03/2008

Restoration

 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 | http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/

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