Trivia: The land they end up finding at the end of the movie was in fact to be the tip of Mount Everest. I know this because I once saw a copy of the movie where they discovered the plaque left behind by the first climbers of the mountain and it said it was Mount Everest. This was the movie's broadcast premiere on ABC in 1998, and up until recently, the plaque was never shown on-screen again.
Trivia: After repairs in 1990 the Exxon Valdez went back to sea as the Exxon Mediterranean. However, no one would recognize or associate any notoriety to the new name so the old name was kept for the movie.