Fishing company to pay $400,000 penalty following 4,200 gallon fuel spill into New Bedford Harbor

The Challenge sunk while docked on the city's waterfront, causing a fuel spill that spread over a mile and killed at least five ducks.

A fishing company will pay $400,000 in penalties after spilling thousands of gallons of fuel into New Bedford Harbor and routinely dumping oily waste overboard, in violation of the Clean Water Act.

In August of 2017, the Challenge -- a fishing boat owned by the New Bedford company Quinn Fisheries -- sunk while docked on...

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