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  • Giant Oil Skimmer Has Collected 6.3 Million Gallons Of Oily Water

    July 13, 2010 5:07 PM

    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 »
  • Giant Oil Skimmer Faces Thursday Deadline To Show Progress

    July 12, 2010 4:27 PM

    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 »
  • More Testing Needed for Giant Gulf Oil Skimmer

    July 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    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 »
  • Giant Oil Skimmer Being Tested in Gulf of Mexico

    July 3, 2010 4:22 PM

    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 »

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