Fidalgo Bay spill response
Nov 16, 2019
At approximately 11:30pm on Friday November 15, Shell Puget Sound Refinery dock personnel identified a crude oil spill coming from a barge at the refinery’s dock on Fidalgo Bay.
The spilled material is reported to be contained within the pre-boomed area north of the refinery dock at this time. Crude transfer operations from the barge to the refinery’s dock were immediately stopped and response activities commenced including activation of the refinery’s oil spill response team and notification to the Marine Spill Response Corporation. All the appropriate regulatory agencies have been notified of the situation. No injuries have been reported and the source of the leak from the barge is reported to be stopped.
The spilled material is an Alaska North Slope crude blend, and the volume of the spill is unknown at this time. Air monitoring in the immediate vicinity of the spill response show no abnormal readings. Shell will investigate this incident and further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available. Shell encourages residents to contact the Refinery’s hotline at 360-293-1797 if they have any questions, comments, or concerns.
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