Posted: Dec 27, 2010 11:35 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP PLC has agreed to look at the best way to find thousands of 3-foot-tall boom anchors left behind in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters after the oil spill.
Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant says that BP contractors will set out anchors to work out
the best imaging techniques to locate them.
He says that then, experts and contractors hired by BP will look for anchors left behind to decide whether they're a hazard.
The anchors were used to secure the boom that lined portions of Louisiana's coast to help prevent the oil spewing from BP's Macondo well from reaching the marshes.
Local fishers say some contractors just cut the boom from the anchors, leaving unmarked hazards that have torn their nets and tangled their propellers.