1990 – Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the Exxon Valdez, went on trial in Anchorage, AK, on charges that stemmed from America’s worst oil spill. Hazelwood was later acquitted of all the major charges and was convicted of a misdemeanor.

Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill, yet acquitted by supposed witnesses


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