Event Summary

Exxon Valdez grounds off Alaska

Date

March 24, 1989

Description

Single-hulled supertanker Exxon Valdez, under command of Joseph Hazelwood, grounds off Alaska, leaking 11,000,000 gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, resulting in a $2 billion cleanup

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

American Merchant Marine, 1789 - to present

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Related People

Hazelwood, Joseph

Record ID

740