Captain Joe Goes to College

The ex-skipper of the Exxon Valdez wins an appointment to teach

EVER SINCE THE LOADED SUPERTANKER UNDER HIS command foundered on Bligh Reef in April 1989 and unleashed an 11 million-gal. spill of Alaskan crude oil into Prince William Sound, Skipper Joseph Hazelwood has been a marked man. Last week, when the Maritime College of the State University of New York announced that it had hired Hazelwood to help teach cadets how to stand watch, environmental groups were quick to remonstrate. "This is truly amazing," said the Sierra Club.

* Not really. Hazelwood had long been one of Exxon's most accomplished skippers and was acquitted of all major charges against him. Evidence...

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