the axxon valdez
- I think you are referring to the Exxon Valdez Disaster of 1989, Fred. I wonder what kind of fish it is? Maybe a whale.
An oil tanker struck a reef off the coast of Alaska. It released up to 3/4 of a million barrels of oil
(about half of its load), which affected 1300 miles of coastline.
Causes of the incident include overworked and under-rested crew, inadequate navigation techniques at the time, recent changes in coast guard practices, sailing along a lesser-familiar route, skipped inspection procedures prior to launch, and insufficient maintenance of on-board nav-aids.
Like anything we examine in environmental sciences,
things take place as a result of a multitude of factors and cannot generally be simplified to one or two.Search
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