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Who crashed the Exxon Valdez?

The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 24, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by Exxon Shipping Company, bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) west of Tatitlek, Alaska, at 12:04 a.m. and spilled 10.8 million US gallons (

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Similarly, what happened to the captain of the Exxon Valdez?

The Exxon Valdez captain's conviction is overturned. The Alaska court of appeals overturns the conviction of Joseph Hazelwood, the former captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez. It later came to light that several officers, including Captain Hazelwood, had been drinking at a bar the night the Exxon Valdez left port.

Likewise, who caused the Exxon Valdez oil spill? As the collision of the supertanker with the reef ruptured 8 of its 11 cargo tanks, releasing 11 million gallons of crude oil-250,000 barrels-into the waters of Prince William Sound in the days to come, over 1,300 miles of coastline were contaminated.

Keeping this in view, who was driving the Exxon Valdez when it crashed?

Hazelwood was convicted of a lesser charge, negligent discharge of oil (a misdemeanor), fined $50,000, and sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service.

Joseph Hazelwood
Nationality United States
Occupation Maritime consultant
Known for Master of Exxon Valdez during the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Is there still oil from the Exxon Valdez?

A small portion of the oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill still lingers in patches beneath Prince William Sound, Alaska, beaches. However, this and other studies suggests the remaining oil is sequestered, or buried, and currently is not posing a risk to the coastal and marine ecosystem.

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