Fishing Vessels Recalled From Oil Recovery Operations as Precaution

"HOUMA, La. -- The Unified Command here has recalled the vessels of opportunity operating in Breton Sound, La., after four crewmembers reported health problems Wednesday afternoon. ...

'No other personnel are reporting symptoms, but we are taking this action as an extreme safeguard,' said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Robinson Cox, the assistant safety officer at Incident Command Post Houma." The joint government-private Unified Command issued the announcement via press release May 26, 2010.

See Also:

"9 Fishermen Fall Ill After Contact With Dispersant" (WDSU/Hearst-NBC New Orleans)

"Oil Cleanup Workers Report Illness" (Los Angeles Times)

"More Reports of Illness Emerge Among Gulf Cleanup Workers" (ProPublica)

Thursday, May 27, 2010