Posted: Jun 23, 2010 9:23 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jun 23, 2010 10:39 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - The logistics coordinator onboard the ship that's
been siphoning oil from a gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico tells
The Associated Press that a cap on top has been reattached and is
again capturing some of the crude.
The crewmember on the bridge of the Discoverer Enterpriser says
the cap was placed back on the gusher around 9 p.m. EDT. It had
been off for more than 11 hours. The man, who asked not to be
identified by name because he was not authorized to provide the
information, says it will take awhile for the system to "get
ramped back up."
Most recently, it was sucking up about 29,000 gallons an hour
and directing it to the ship. An undersea robot bumped the cap and
BP engineers removed because fluid seemed to be leaking, creating a
possible safety hazard.