Saturday, July 3, 2010

'A-Whale' (Super-Skimmer) Ready to Clean BP Oil Spill ... If Feds Will Just Let it

This ship could be the equivalent of a super weapon in the fight against the BP oil spill, it is almost beyond believability that we are making it this difficult for the ship start working its magic.

Video embedded below.

"The Taiwanese-flagged vessel appropriately dubbed "A Whale" is three and a half football fields long and 10-stories high.

The world's largest skimming vessel is now anchored in the Mississippi River down in Boothville.

"It ought to be out there sucking up oil," said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.

While the ship may be ready to work, it still has some bureaucratic hurdles to jump and tests to pass before the Coast Guard allows it to join the fight in the Gulf.

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