Stuyvesant - Humboldt


map showing spill location at the mouth of Humboldt Bay with
Spill Location.
a thickly oiled bird
  • 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.
  • 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.

Available Documents

Administrative Record

Restoration Project Monitoring Reports

Grebe Colony Protection

Pelican Disturbance Reduction in Humboldt Bay

Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protection on the North Coast (Miracle Mile)

Corvid Management in Redwood National and State Parks

Common Murre Restoration on the North Coast

Snowy Plover Dune Enhancement, Little River State Beach

Snowy Plover Dune Enhancement, South Spit Humboldt Bay

Palmer's Point Enhancement


Jeffery Dayton
phone: (707) 441-5736

Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 375-8580 for OSPR Information

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