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Who was the captain of the Exxon Valdez?

Joseph Hazelwood. Hawkinsville, Georgia, U.S. Joseph Jeffrey Hazelwood (born September 24, 1946) is an American sailor. He was the captain of Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.

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Just so, 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.

Secondly, what did the Exxon Valdez hit? On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez had just entered Alaska's Prince William Sound, after departing the Valdez Marine Terminal full of crude oil. At 12:04 am, the ship struck a reef, tearing open the hull and releasing 11 million gallons of oil into the environment.

People also ask, 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.

Who was president when Exxon Valdez spills tons?

The Exxon Valdez spill occurred under President George H. W. Bush, whose EPA Administrator William K.

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