Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Prince-William-Sound-in-Alaska-27MZIF3SYTCZ.htmlConceptually similarExxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5MCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5KCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5NCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5PCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5ZCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5RCompleted★★★★Oiltanker near Valdez Marine terminalGP014AICompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5LCompleted★★★★Exxon Valdez Oil Spill CleanupGP02D5HCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STO9HBPrince William Sound in AlaskaWide high angle view of the Prince William sound in Alaska.Locations:Alaska-North America-Prince William Sound-United States of AmericaDate:30 Mar, 1989Credit:© Greenpeace / Henk MerjenburghMaximum size:3707px X 2187pxKeywords:Aerial view-Coastal features-Coastlines-Day-Fjords-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Nature-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Scenic-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Exxon Valdez Oil Spill AftermathSea lions, whales (Orca and Humpback) and seabirds in the Gulf of Alaska after the oil spill disaster of the Exxon Valdez. Shots include clean up operations.The Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in Alaska. On March 24, 1989, while owned by the former Exxon Shipping Company, and captained by Joseph Hazelwood bound for Long Beach, California, the vessel ran aground on the Bligh Reef resulting in the second largest oil spill in United States history. The size of the spill is estimated at 40,900 to 120,000 m3 (10,800,000 to 32,000,000 USgal), or 257,000 to 750,000 barrels. In 1989, Exxon Valdez oil spill was listed as the 54th largest spill in history.