Jun 2, 2010 9:45 PM by Chris Welty

Coast Guard Adds Staff to Eastern Gulf For Spill

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard admiral in charge of the
oil spill response says he's moving more staff and resources to the
Gulf Coast as the slick continues to move east toward Florida.
Adm. Thad Allen says a cutter arrived in Mobile Bay, Ala., on
Wednesday. He says boats will add a surge of boom to capture oil
coming in with the tide. Four other patrol boats are positioned in
Alabama waters.
Brown oil patches have been spotted at Dauphin Island, Ala., and
off the Pensacola, Fla., coast.
Four helicopters are to be sent to the Alabama, Mississippi and
Florida coast to help skimmers spot threatening oil.
Allen also says a cutter is patrolling off Pensacola to help
skim oil from the surface.


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