by Ted Land
Monday, June 28, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- BP says it's working to move an oil cleanup system from an Alaska down to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP spokesperson Robert Wine confirms that the company purchased an Ocean Buster oil skimmer from Shell Oil. Wine says the company can easily pack the containment boom and ship it to the gulf, where the company plans to install it on a different vessel.
The skimmer is part of Shell's Nanuq oil spill response vessel, currently docked in Seward. BP says it did not send the Nanuq because it would have taken too long to sail it to the gulf.
A trip via the Panama Canal can take up to 30 days.
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