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April - August 1989 - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill


330-CFD-DN-ST-08393:   With a sea detail standing ready on its deck, the Dock Landing Ship USS Juneau (LPD-10) covers the last few yards to the pier, where workers wait to receive the lines.  Juneau is coming to Valdez to provide support for the military and civilian personnel who are working to clean up the oil spilled when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound on March 24.    Photographed on April 26, 1989.   Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-ST-08393: With a sea detail standing ready on its deck, the Dock Landing Ship USS Juneau (LPD-10) covers the last few yards to the pier, where workers wait to receive the lines. Juneau is coming to Valdez to provide support for the military and civilian personnel who are working to clean up the oil spilled when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound on March 24. Photographed on April 26, 1989. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Washington, on March 24, 1989, U.S. Navy amphibious ships USS Juneau (LPD-10) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) supported oil clean-up efforts.  The ships operated as floating hotels for members of the clean-up crew and acted as the command centers for the clean-up effort from April to August.  


330-CFD-DN-SC-89-07300:   U.S. Navy Mechanized Landing Craft (LCMs) are anchored along the shoreline as Navy and civilian personnel position hoses during oil clean-up efforts on Smith Island. The massive oil spill occurred when Exxon Valdez ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989.   Photographed by PH2 Poche. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-89-07300: U.S. Navy Mechanized Landing Craft (LCMs) are anchored along the shoreline as Navy and civilian personnel position hoses during oil clean-up efforts on Smith Island. The massive oil spill occurred when Exxon Valdez ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989. Photographed by PH2 Poche. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-SC-89-07301:  Crewmen position equipment on a U.S. Navy diving support vessel during efforts to combat the massive oil spill which occurred when Exxon Valdez ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound on May, 11, 1989.   Photographed by PH2 Poche. U Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-SC-89-07301: Crewmen position equipment on a U.S. Navy diving support vessel during efforts to combat the massive oil spill which occurred when Exxon Valdez ran aground while transiting the waters of Prince William Sound on May, 11, 1989. Photographed by PH2 Poche. U Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

330-CFD-DN-ST-88-07555:  USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), starboard bow view with crewmembers manning the rails, June 16, 1988.   Photographed by PH2 David Weideman. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-CFD-DN-ST-88-07555: USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), starboard bow view with crewmembers manning the rails, June 16, 1988. Photographed by PH2 David Weideman. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Thu Apr 30 12:14:26 EDT 2020