Ships Leaving Spill Site as Storm Bonnie Looms

"With Tropical Storm Bonnie heading into the Gulf of Mexico and expected to kick up high waves and winds near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  site this weekend, crews on Thursday began disconnecting the rigs drilling two relief wells in the Gulf, effectively delaying the effort to permanently plug the blown-out Macondo well by nearly two weeks. Late Thursday, the federal government ordered dozens of ships to evacuate the spill site.

BP and government officials also said Thursday that the cap now sealing the well and preventing oil from flowing into the sea will remain in place during a storm evacuation."

Jaquetta White reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune July 22, 2010.


"Tropical Storm Track Aligns with Oil Slick" (Dot Earth)

BP Puts Storm Plug in Relief Well (Times-Picayune)


Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/23/2010