Deepwater Horizon: US Navy responds further to oil spill

In response to an order from the White House, the US Navy is stepping up its work to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon fire and subsequent sinking.

Offshore staff


NEW ORLEANS – In response to an order from the White House, the US Navy is stepping up its work to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon fire and subsequent sinking.

The Navy has sent an additional 12 mi (19 km) of inflatable oil booms, seven towable skimmers, and 50 personnel to operate the equipment, according to the Pentagon.

In addition, the Navy has opened two onshore facilities to Coast Guard and BP personnel currently fighting the spill.

4/30/2010

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