Oriental nicety , formerly exxon valdez , exxon mediterranean , seariver mediterranean , s/r mediterranean , mediterranean , and dong fang ocean , was an oil tanker that gained notoriety after running aground in prince william sound spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in alaska. Details about the accident spill: the wreck of the exxon valdez final report, alaska oil spill commission published february 1990 by the state of alaska the. The exxon valdez25 years ago we were all upset when the exxon valdez oil spill occurred in prince william sound, alaska, on march 24, 1989.
Transcript and presenter's notes 1989 exxon valdez oil tanker ran aground as it left shipping lanes water pollution - sources of oil in the ocean oil pollution can be a catastrophe the exxon valdez oil spill leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil into alaskan waters. On august 27, 2008, exxon mobil agreed to pay 75% of the us $5075 million damages ruling to settle the 1989 exxon valdez oil spill off alaska in june 2009, a federal ruling ordered exxon to pay an additional us$480 million in interest on their delayed punitive damage awards. Exxon valdez oil spill 2 exxon valdez oil spill question 1 exxon valdez oil spill occurred in alaska on march 24, 1989, where the oil tanker belonging to exxon shipping company struck bligh reef where it spilled almost 11millioo gallons of oil into prince william sound (wiens, 2014.
By tim anderson what happened the effects exxon's response more of exxon's response and use of media changing the image of the disaster and restoration of exxon's image march 24, 1989, the exxon valdez, carrying 55 million gallons of crude oil ran aground off the coast of alaska (exxon oil spill trustee council. Shortly after the exxon valdez oil spill gripped the world with images of an environmental assault, the ceo of the oil company predicted that in a few years there would be “nothing” to evidence the disaster. The exxon valdez oil spill: on march 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker exxon valdez struck a reef in alaska's spectacular prince william sound an environmental nightmare began that changed not only prince william sound, but the world. The ship owned by the exxon company that caused the worst oil disaster in us history it was badly damaged when it hit rocks off the coast of alaska in march 1989 and lost more than 10 million gallons /40 million litres of oil into the sea this killed many birds and animals and ruined the shores. On march 24, 1989, the exxon valdez hit bligh reef in prince william sound — “fetched up,” in the words of its captain, joe hazelwood after 8,700 oil tanker transits through the sound since the first tanker loaded in 1977, alaskans had become complacent — some of them just the day before, oil spill.
Analysis of exxon valdez oil spill on march 24, 1989, an exxon supertanker spilled 11 million gallons of oil while traveling through the pristine waters of alaska’s prince william sound the consequences of this spill were detrimental and continue to affect life today. In 1989, the exxon valdez oil spill was listed as the 54th largest spill in history the tanker was 301 meters long,51 meters wide,26 meters depth, with a deadweight of 214,861 long tons and a full-load displacement of 240,291 long tons. Exxonmobil acknowledged that the exxon valdez oil spill was a tragic accident that the company deeply regrets exxon notes that company took immediate responsibility for the spill, cleaned it up, and voluntarily compensated those who claimed direct damages. On the night of 24 march 1989, the exxon valdez left the port of valdez, alaska and was steaming through the valdez narrows on its way to the open waters of exxon valdez oil spill, the us coast guard put into effect an oil spill prevention notes 1 descriptions of the grounding of the exxon valdez may be found in national safety.
Reports – report of the public health team assessing the exxon valdez oil spill cleanup [24 april 1989] reports – report of the tanker safety study group [6 october 1989. The technique has been an integral part of oil spill response since the exxon valdez spill in 1989 it is a systematic approach to describing the “where” and “how much” for spilled oil, and directs cleanup activities during moderate and larger spill incidents. The exxon valdez oil spill occurred in prince william sound, alaska, march 24, 1989, when exxon valdez, an oil tanker three days after exxon valdez ran aground during the first few days of the spill, heavy sheens of oil covered large areas of the surface of prince william sound.
The exxon valdez and its 53 million gallons of crude oil made history on march 24, 1989 in the weeks and months that followed, more than 10 million gallons of oil. On august 27, 2008, exxon mobil agreed to pay 75% of the us$5075 million damages ruling to settle the 1989 exxon valdez oil spill off alaska  in june 2009, a federal ruling ordered exxon to pay an additional us$480 million in interest on their delayed punitive damage awards. 1989 exxon valdez oil spill noaa's response march 24-septernber 20, 1989 property of notes to mapped data by the end of the summer, some 260 overflight maps of whales to determine whether they had died as a result of exxon valdez oil noaa also analyzed a material, locally known as white stuff, which began.