A fire last year onboard a processor owned by Seattle-based Trident Seafoods that led to a hydraulic oil spill in the city of Tacoma in Washington state has now netted Trident a $25,000 (€23,000) fine from the Washington Department of Ecology.

The fire, which last February tore through Trident's Aleutian Falcon, damaged a crane's hydraulic hoses, causing an estimated 20-30 gallons of hydraulic oil, mixed with firefighting water, to spill into the Tacoma Hylebos Waterway, according to the department.

Investigators found the scope of the repair work was not adequately communicated between workers, supervisors, and officials ahead of time, the department said.