Exxon Valdez - Waterworld 1995



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Exxon Valdez was the original name of an oil tanker owned bythe former Exxon Shipping Company, a division of the former Exxon Corporation. It gained widespread infamy after the March 24, 1989 oil spill,in the movie waterworld a replica of the Valdez is used as the smokers base, in the movie The picture on the wall that Deacon refers as "Old Saint Joe" is actually Joseph Hazelwood, infamous captain who crashed the Exxon Valdez oil tanker into the Alaskan landscape, negligently discharging millions of gallons of crude oil.

As a result of the accident, in 1991 the United States Coast Guard suspended his masters' license for a period of nine months. Captain Hazelwood was acquitted on all charges, except a misdemeanor charge of negligent discharge of oil, he was fined $50,000, and sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service.


 Ship Specifications

  • Size: Large
  • Weight: 30,000 tonnes (empty)
  • 987 feet long with a beam measuring 166 feet
  • Speed: 16.25 knots
  • Crew: 21
  • Capacity: 1.48 million Barrels of crude oil
  • Passenger Cappacity: none
  • Port of registry: Panama 2008 on
  • Type: VLCC Oil Tanker
  • Launched: 14th october 1986
  • Current Status: Scrapped 


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