F/V Avalon Owner hit with big fines for spill, and salvage bill – Has a Payback Plan

avalon pleasant harborThe state Department of Ecology has fined the owner of Avalon, a 1929 wooden purse seiner, $16,244 after it sank and spilled diesel near Brinnon on Sept. 14. The owner, Randall Schleich, 56, of Brinnon, said he plans to partially contest the ruling, although he said he doesn’t have the resources to hire legal counsel and accepts responsibility for the spill. “They can get a judgment against me, take all my property and force me into foreclosure, but I’d like them to give me the opportunity to pay this off.”  Read the rest here 12:26

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