Dalco Passage Polar Texas-Conoco Phillips spill

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Crude oil release by the Polar Texas, owned and operated by Conoco-Phillips.

Summary information

Date of incident:  October 13, 2004

Dalco Passage, Quartermaster Harbor

Type of incident: ANS crude oil spill - 59 tons of oily debris from shorelines; 6842 gallons of oily water
Cause of incident: Under negotiation
Responsible party: ConocoPhillips
Dalco Passage oil sheen

Dalco Passage oil sheen. Photo from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Status updates

Summary Statement / Investigation Report

7,200 gallons of crude oil released in Puget Sound was eventually traced back to the Polar Texas, owned and operated by Conoco-Phillips.

U.S. Coast Guard and Ecology contractors conducted a cleanup of oil on water and impacted shorelines.

Media contact

Ty Keltner, Media contact, ty.keltner@ecy.wa.gov, 360-407-6990