Boater fined $1K for spill near Jones Island

John Harter of Port Ludlow was fined $1,000 by the state Department of Ecology after 200 gallons of diesel fuel from the Gladstone spilled into Spring Passage near Jones Island on January 12, 2017. The spill occurred after the Gladstone struck an unknown object. Harter was also charged $6,777 for damage to natural resources.

Ecology issued $150,500 in penalties of $1,000 or more January through March in 2017. Collected fines to into the state's general fund or to dedicated pollution prevention accounts.

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