BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: Deep Sea Whale Skimmer Failing?Submited By Anam Khan
BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: Deep Sea Whale Skimmer Failing?
The latest BP Oil spill update now places the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the worst oil spill in history on record. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be hundreds of miles away from Richmond, but some local station owners felt a slight impact from the beginning. The ongoing effort to stop this environmental disaster is still distant. But based on current estimation the oil containment already reached 435,600 barrels of oil and oil flaring already removed some 52.9 million cubic of this slick. Now on the latest news, an oil skimmer ship call the “A Whale” has been deployed from a Taiwanese Company to help in the removal of oil slick that are now floating in the sea surface.
During the past couple of test runs by the A Whale skimmer, the ship has not been able to capture oil effectively, which is causing some to think that the A Whale skimmer vessel is just not going to work out as planned.
One of the main causes for the A Whale oil skimmer not being able to skim and process oil from the gulf effectively is because the long, thin slots on the front are capturing the oil from the waters.The problem is that the gulf waters are rough, and the water level is in constant flux, thus not allowing the skimmer ship to capture the oil through the fixed slots on the front.