Marine Accident Report: Grounding of the U.S. Tankship Exxon Valdez on Bligh Reef, Prince William Sound Near Valdez, Alaska [open pdf - 8MB]
"This report explains the grounding of the U.S Tankship EXXON VALDEZ near Valdez, Alaska on March 24, 1989. The safety issues discussed in the report are the vessel's navigation watch, the role of human factors, manning standards, the company's drug/alcohol testing and rehabilitation program, drug/alcohol testing, vessel traffic service, and oil spill response. Safety Recommendations addressing these issues were made to the US Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Exxon Shipping Company and other tankship companies carrying North 510pe crude oil from Port Valdez, the State of Alaska, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and the Alaska Regional Response Team."
National Transportation Safety Board: http://www.ntsb.gov/