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Exxon Valdez

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Career
Ordered:?
Laid down:?
Launched:?
Delivered:11 December 1986
Fate:"mothballed" in undisclosed Mediterranean port
Laid Up:September 2002
General Characteristics
Displacement:211,469 tons
Length:987 feet
Beam:166 feet
Draft:64.5 feet maximum
Speed:16.25 knots
Complement:21 crew
Cargo Capacity:1.48 million barrels (25238.1 gallons) of crude oil
Exxon Valdez was the original name of an oil tanker owned by the Exxon oil company. The ship was renamed to SeaRiver Mediterranean after the March 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef; this was the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

The vessel has an all steel construction, built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company[?] in San Diego. It was delivered to Exxon in December, 1986. The tanker is 987 feet long, 166 feet wide and 88 feet in depth, weighing 30,000 tons empty and powered by a 31,650 s.h.p. diesel engine. The vessel could transport a maximum of 1.48 million barrels at a sustained speed of 16.25 knots and was employed to transport crude oil from the Alyeska consortium's pipeline terminal in Valdez, Alaska to the lower 48 states of the United States.



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