October 3, 2022



Captain of Exxon Valdez tanker behind infamous 1989 Alaskan crude oil spill dies of COVID and cancer aged 75

Daily Mail News

The captain at the helm of one of America’s worst environmental disasters, which saw close to 11 million gallons of crude oil spill into pristine Alaskan waters and cost about $1.85 billion to clean up, has died at age 75.

Joseph Hazelwood has become synonymous with the Alaskan oil spill, which coated 1,500 miles of the Gulf of Alaska coastline in March 1989, killing wildlife and destroying ecosystems.

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