Ship Name

Exxon Valdez

Type

Tanker

Origins/Provenance

United States

Era

Maritime Nation Since 1950 (1951-present)

Year Launched

1986

Home Waters

North Pacific

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

32767

Length (feet)

987

Beam (feet)

166

Draft (feet)

38

Primary Propulsion

Mechanical

Propulsion Specifications

31000 horsepower diesel

Hull

steel

Crew

19

Top Speed (knots)

16

Historical Note

Tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 1989, spilling 6 million gallons of diesel fuel. Captain Hazelwood convicted of negligent discharge of oil.
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Oil tanker that ran aground in 1989 in Alaskan waters and ruptured several of its oil tanks.
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Related People

Hazelwood, Joseph

Record ID: 180