U.S. Department of Justice says owner of fishing vessel that fouled Penn Cove owes $2.8 million

The man convicted of abandoning his derelict vessel, which sank and spilled oil in Penn Cove in 2012, owes $2.8 million for the cost of removal and damage, the federal government said this week. Rory Westmoreland’s fishing vessel Deep Sea was illegally anchored in Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove before it caught fire, sank and spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the waters in May 2012. The spill forced the temporary closure of a nearby shellfish farm. Three years later,,, Read the rest here 11:15

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