Mudcat Café message #491352 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9555   Message #491352
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
25-Jun-01 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Songs about the Exxon Valdez disaster (1989)
Subject: RE: Words? Wreck of the Exxon Valdez?
'What shall we do with the drunken sailor?' 'Put him charge of an Exxon tanker..'

Well, I'm sorry to have to put a crimp in the sails of all these cocksure moralists, but a Congressional investigation into the wreck of the Exxon Valdiz established that the cause was sleep-deprivation, not drunkenness.

By that time, the event was old news, and the press did not publicize the findings.