Posted: Jul 21, 2010 4:03 PM by Alison Haynes
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Boat captains say BP is telling them to
clear out of the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm system
threatens the area.
Tom Ard, the president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association,
says captains who showed up at docks to skim for oil Wednesday were
sent home and told they wouldn't be going back out for five or six
days because of weather.
Forecasters say a tropical weather system likely will move into
the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. It has a 50 percent chance of
becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next 48 hours.