It is indeed an indisputable fact that the discovery of oil has dramatically changed the human life. The oil dominates our daily life in several of direct and indirect ways in a variety of forms.
A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat. It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a 987-foot-long oil tanker, but it is possible that the ship originally known as the Exxon Valdez might be used to argue that the answer is “yes.”
Oil spill as a result of maritime accidents have been a major concern for the shipping industry. Find out about twenty major oil spill incidents after 1967 that shook the maritime industry with their harmful effects and consequences.
CNN’s Kyra Phillips takes a close look at what went wrong on the Exxon Valdez with the ship’s captain, Joseph Hazelwood.
In 1989, a tanker ran aground off the coast of Alaska, causing one of the worst oil spills in United States history. Nearly 25 years later, the lessons of the Exxon Valdez continue to resonate.