Exxon Valdez Case Study

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Exxon Valdez

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(Skinner, S.K. and Reilly, W.K., 1989)[1] A catastropic event taken place on March 24th 1989 at Prince William Sound, Alaska. An Oil Tanker known as Exxon Valdez owned by Exxon Shipping company was transporting 53.09451 million US gallons of crude oil. At 12:04 am the ship struck the Prince William Sound, Bligh reef. This caused 10.8 million US gallons of crude oil to spill hereby creating a huge environmental disaster and it was known that the place was a habitat for sea otter, seals and sea birds.

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(Skinner, S.K. and Reilly, W.K., 1989)[1] Exxon Valdez was a two-year-old ship which was made of “high-strength steel construction”. It has the dimensions as being
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8. AP (1989). The Exxon Baton Rouge (smaller ship on left) attempts to offload crude oil from the Exxon Valdez after the Valdez ran aground in Prince William sound near Valdez, Alaska. [image] Available at: https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/5671-Curious-to-Know-and-See-The-Exxon-Valdez-Oil-Spill-27-Years-Ago-Today [Accessed 13 Mar.

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