Exxon valdez occurred in prince william sound, alaska in 1989 when exxon valdez, an oil tanker bound for long beach, california struck a reef and spilled an enormous amount of crude oil killed thousands of seabirds and sea otters.
Exxon valdez was the original name of an oil tanker owned by the former exxon corporation it gained widespread infamy after the march 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker hit prince william sound's bligh reef and spilled an estimated 11 to 30 million us gallons of crude oil: the exxon valdez oil spill. “no one anticipated any unusual problems as the exxon valdez left the alyeska pipeline terminal at 9:12 pm, alaska standard time,” begins an account by the alaska oil spill commission then, on march, 24, 1989, after nearly a dozen years of daily tanker passages through prince william sound, alaska, the super-tanker exxon valdez ran aground the grounding at bligh reef spilled about.
The damaged oil tanker exxon valdez, towed out of alaska's prince william sound by a tugboat and a us coast guard cutter, on june 23, 1989 on march 24, 1989, the tanker ran hard aground on bligh reef, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the sound -- at the time, the largest oil spill disaster in us history. An oil tanker has run aground on a reef off the alaskan coast, releasing gallons of crude oil into the sea the exxon valdez got into trouble in prince william sound when it hit bligh reef, splitting its side open and releasing oil, with reports of an eight-mile (128km) slick.
The exxon valdez oil spill occurred when an oil tanker crashed onto the shore of prince william sound in alaska on march 24, 1989 it contaminated 1,300 miles of coastline with 250,000 barrels or 11 million gallons of oil direct contact with the oil slick killed at least 140 bald eagles, 302. -the exxon valdez oil spill occurred in prince william sound, alaska, on march 24, 1989, when exxon valdez, an oil tanker bound for long beach, california, struck prince william sound's bligh reef and spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels (41,000 to 119,000 m3) of crude oil over the next few days. Updated: aug 3, 2010 in march 1989, the exxon valdez supertanker ran aground on bligh reef, ruptured and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into alaska's prince william sound.
Hazelwood radios in to inform the valdez traffic center he has hit bligh reef with the exxonvaldez oil tanker listen now excerpt of transcript of radio transmission recorded by the vessel traffic center, valdez, alaska on march 23 and 24, 1989 relating to the grounding of the exxon valdez.
The exxon valdez oil spill occurred in prince william sound, alaska, march 24, 1989, when exxon valdez, an oil tanker owned by exxon shipping company, bound for long beach, california, struck prince william sound's bligh reef, 15 miles west of tatitlek, alaska at 12:04 am local time and spilled 108 million us gallons (260,000 bbl)(or a mass of 35,000 metric tonnes) of crude oil over the next few days.