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Kure Oil Spill
- LOCATION: Humboldt Bay and Humboldt County Coast.
- DATE: November 5, 1997
- INCIDENT SUMMARY: The M/V Kure collided with a loading dock in Humboldt Bay, rupturing a fuel tank and spilling several thousand gallons of bunker fuel oil into the bay.
- RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Kure Shipping S.A. and Patt Manfield Co., Ltd.
- NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEE: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, California State Lands Commission, United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
- RESOURCES IMPACTED: Birds (3,950 estimated killed, including 130 Marbled Murrelets); habitat (saltmarsh, mudflats); human recreational uses (sea kayaking, camping, surfing).
- SETTLEMENT DETAILS: The trustees settled the NRDA portion of the case for $4.82 million. This includes $2.42 million for various habitat and recreational use projects, and a conservation easement for the EF Hunter and Big Mynot forest parcels, valued at $2.4 million.
- STATUS OF RESTORATION: Final Restoration Plan completed; restoration projects now in progress.
- Kure DARP Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDF)
- Kure DARP Final Appendices (PDF)
- Kure/Stuyvesant Trustee Council News Update January 2013 (PDF)
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