Division of Spill Prevention and Response

Breadcrumbs

Product/Quantity Diesel fuel 50 to 100 gallons, as estimated by the US Coast Guard.
Cause Human error. Lack of attention by vessel watch-stander, allowed day tanks to overfill into bilge, where pumps discharged the diesel fuel overboard into Valdez Harbor
Time/Date of Spill August 8, 2003 at 10:10 PM. The spill was reported to DEC by the US Coast Guard (USCG), at 1:15 AM on August 9, 2003.
Situation Reports

8/11/03 (PDF 379K)