The Giant Omelette Celebration Walk/Run to benefit St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center is on Saturday, November 6th in Abbeville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., warm up exercise 8:40 and 2 mile walk/run begins at 9:00 a.m.
The walk opens the Giant Omelette Celebration Weekend at Magdalen Square in,... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A giant Taiwanese oil skimmer has collected 6.3 million gallons of oily water from the Gulf of Mexico as tests continue to prove its worth in the cleanup effort. Bob Grantham, a spokesman for TMT Offshore Group, which owns the "A Whale" vessel, said Tuesday the... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A giant Taiwanese oil skimmer faces a Thursday deadline to show progress in its efforts to help clean up the massive spill. Frank Maisano, a spokesman for the shipping company that owns the "A Whale" skimmer, says rough seas have hampered its ability to suck up... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Choppy seas have temporarily foiled attempts to see if a giant oil skimmer can be a silver bullet for cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Bob Grantham, spokesman for Taiwanese shipping firm TMT, says the company's vessel, dubbed "A Whale," will need further testing off... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gulf of Mexico cleanup crews working to block millions of gallons of oil from reaching land may soon have a giant on their side, if a weekend test of a new skimmer goes well. The Taiwanese vessel dubbed "A Whale," which its owners describe as the... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - A 100-ton concrete-and-steel box plunged toward a blown-out well at the bottom of the sea Friday in a first-of-its-kind attempt to stop most of the gushing crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico.
Douglas Peake, the first mate of the supply boat that brought... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says the cost of cleaning up a giant oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico will fall on BP PLC, the company that operated the rig. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says President Barack Obama has directed his administration to aggressively confront the oil... more »