Jun 12, 2010 10:02 PM by Chris Welty

Piece of Oil Rig Washes up on Florida Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A piece of wreckage from the
deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in
Florida about 190 miles from the site of the disaster.
Bay County Sheriff Deputy Ray Maulbeck was working beach patrol
Saturday morning when he came upon the stainless steel tank that
had some oil oozing from it, along with barnacles and sea growth
attached to it. The Coast Guard and state environmental officials
were called in to investigate, and they took the piece away.
Maulbeck says the part had markings that identified it as having
come from the Deepwater Horizon rig.


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