Tags: US | Gulf | Oil | Spill | Giant | Skimmer

Giant Skimmer Gets Another Test, but Faces Doubt

Thursday, 08 Jul 2010 02:20 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The giant Taiwanese oil skimmer known as 'A Whale' is getting another chance to prove its value in the Gulf of Mexico.

But the leader of the federal response, Thad Allen, doubts the effectiveness of the "A Whale."

The ship is supposed to suck up to 21 million gallons of oily water per day.

Allen said Thursday it seems more useful in a huge pool of oil than in thousands of smaller slicks.

Bob Grantham, spokesman for TMT Shipping, says the U.S. Coast Guard has approved another week of testing.

Grantham says the vessel has already made changes, including a new system for directing oily water from the ship's intake vents to its storage tanks.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NYC Races to Trace Ebola Patient's Steps

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 08:05 AM

New York City health officials are racing to trace people who may have had contact with Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, . . .

Women Start Tuning Out NFL for Abuse-Case Mistakes

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 07:04 AM

Some women are starting to tune out the National Football League as it deals with the fallout from its mishandling of do . . .

Bo Dietl: Stop-and-Frisk Would Have Averted Hatchet Attack

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 06:44 AM

Former New York Police detective Bo Dietl says the ending of the department's stop-and-frisk policy is partly to blame f . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved