BP Oil Spill, A Whale Skimmer Ship Waits For Government Approval
The Taiwanese vessel known as the A Whale Skimmer has been deployed to the Gulf of Mexico and is currently docked at Boothville, Louisiana, about an hour south of New Orleans.
The A Whale Skimmer is said to be the world’s largest oil skimming vessel in the world and is capable of 250 times more oil skimming than the fishing boats that have been deployed into the gulf since day 1.
However, the A Whale Skimmer has to wait for the government to review the vessel, analyze the vessel, and ultimately approve the A Whale Skimmer to work in the gulf.
This is what drives me crazy about the government – there is so much beauracracy, so much red tape, so many politicians who are vying for position that at the end of the day, nothing gets done.
Here we have what is about to become the single largest natural disaster in US history and the government holding back progress on fixing the problem.
The BP oil pipe continues to gush hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, and we now have the world largest oil skimming vessel in the world at our disposal and what are we doing?
…waiting for politicians to talk about it.