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Stuyvesant / Humboldt Oil Spill
- LOCATION: Humboldt County Coast
- DATE: September 6, 1999
- INCIDENT SUMMARY: The Dredge M/V Stuyvesant spilled approximately 2,000 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil 180 (IFO-180) into the Pacific Ocean near the entrance to Humboldt Bay.
- RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Bean Dredging, LLC
- NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Lands Commission, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
- RESOURCES IMPACTED: Birds (2,405 estimated killed, including 1,600 Common Murres and 135 Marbled Murrelets); habitat (coastal beaches); water column (shrimp, fish); human recreational uses (beach use)
- SETTLEMENT DETAILS: The trustees settled the NRDA portion of the case for $6.71 million. This includes $2.075 million for various habitat and recreational use projects, and a conservation easement for the Miracle Mile forest parcel, valued at $4.74 million including monitoring costs.
- STATUS OF RESTORATION: Final Restoration Plan completed; restoration projects now in progress.
- Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (PDF)
- Appendices (PDF)
- News Release 7-25-06 "Humboldt coast oil spill settled" (PDF)
Page Last Updated: January 24, 2013