international magazine
02 / 2019

Exxon Valdez oil spill 30th anniversary

Exxon Valdez tanker struck Alaska’s Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989, while bound for California. It spilled about 11 mn gallons of crude oil, which storms and currents smeared across about 1,300 miles of shoreline. Today many experts insist on the soonest transition of the oil and oil products carriers to the use of LNG, which particularly relevant for the Arctic voyages, where detecting and removing spill is much more difficult and costly!