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We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:04 pm

The government needs to listen to Professor Edward Overton. He knows what he is talking about!!

With no assurances it will be allowed to join the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup, a Taiwanese-owned ship billed as the world's largest skimming vessel was preparing to sail Friday evening to the scene of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The ship -- the length of 3 1/2 football fields and 10 stories high -- is designed to collect up to 500,000 barrels of oily water a day through 12 vents on either side of its bow. It docked in Norfolk en route to the Gulf from Portugal, where it was retrofitted to skim the seas. The ship and its crew of 32 were to leave Virginia waters Friday evening.
The owners of the "A Whale" said the ship features a new skimming approach that has never been attempted on such a large scale. They are anxious to put it to its first test in the Gulf.


http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/huge_oil-skimming_ship_makes_v.html
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby goodkarmarising » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:32 pm

Yes we do need this ship and yet NOBAMA continues to drag his feet on putting all the resources that he really could at this huge problem.
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby ohio mike » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:51 pm

Just heard on the news that its a no go.The EPA says its discharge water doesn't meet standards! DUMBA$$'$
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:09 pm

ohio mike wrote:Just heard on the news that its a no go.The EPA says its discharge water doesn't meet standards! DUMBA$$'$

:fingerhead: So..instead of a minute amount of oil messing up the marsh-we get the complete impact. How messed up is that!!! I'm so pissed I think I'll just puke!!
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Don't these people get it??!! It's not like they are putting additional oil into the system-THEY ARE REMOVING THE VAST MAJORITY OF IT!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

That's it-I'm writing to my senator!!!
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby ohio mike » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:53 pm

Either I misheard or somebody had a change of heart,either way I'm glad I was wrong.
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:01 pm

ohio mike wrote:Either I misheard or somebody had a change of heart,either way I'm glad I was wrong.

yea-me too... :thumbsup:
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby 2 tollers » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Has anyone got information on how much oil this ship has been able to recover? Has it made a significant difference?
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Re: We NEED this ship! Lift the 1920's Jones Act Now!

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:03 am

2 tollers wrote:Has anyone got information on how much oil this ship has been able to recover? Has it made a significant difference?

the oil in the gulf was not thick enough for the ship to be effective...the smaller skimmers did a much better job.
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