Why is it that the single-hulled 980-something-foot-long Exxon Valdez is effectively banned by the government from hauling petroleum from southern Alaska to the west coast, while the very similar single-hulled, 980-something-foot-long S/R Long Beach is still at work?

And what do Cosco and Hanjin and the others have to say? And of all the people with a role to play in this medium-sized tragedy, who's winning the straight shooter award (so far)? Find out after the jump.