BP Oil Spill Update – A Whale Skimmer Test Results “Inconclusive” (Video)
The massive oil skimming vessel called A Whale has just completed a 2 day testing period where officials are monitoring the effectiveness of it’s oil skimming capabilities.
After 2 days of testing, the results so far have been “inclusive”.
Primarily due to rough seas and high waves, the A Whale skimmer has not been able to show conclusive evidence of its effectiveness in skimming and processing oil from the gulf waters.
The Coast Guard is working closely with the A Whale owner TMT from Taiwan and expects testing to continue.
The forecast is that over the next several days, the gulf waters will be more conducive to effective testing from the A Whale vessel and results will be more readily accessible.
The Coast Guard has also stated that they are ready to deploy any and all resources into the Gulf of Mexico to facilitate the cleanup of the massive gushing oil spill.
Here’s a CNN video highlighting the A Whale vessel: