Mudcat Café message #3800030 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: leeneia
13-Jul-16 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: Songs about the Exxon Valdez disaster (1989)
Subject: RE: Songs about the Exxon Valdez disaster (1989)
The Valdiz went aground because the crew was sleep-deprived. That finding appeared in the press months later, a few sentences in the back pages of the newspapers. I saw it myself. At the time of the wreck, the speculation and innuendo about alcohol got lots of coverage.

It is hard to get crews for freighters, and what crew they do hire has to work long, long hours.