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BP Unified Command increases patrols in MS. AL. and Fl. panhandle

by admin on June 1st, 2010

New oil spill projections have BP Unified Command a little shaken up according to the Times Picayune this afternoon:

Times Picayune:
“While Louisiana continues to fight oil lapping at its shores at numerous locations, workers in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have stepped up air and sea surveillance for any oil coming their way.
As a result of the latest oil trajectory predictions the Unified Incident Command in Mobile said this morning it has increased spill monitoring. Vessels have been deployed to verify aerial observations and skimming vessels are responding to confirmed reports of oil, the command said in a news release. Additional beach support teams have been mobilized on shore to respond as well.
“We are working around the clock to keep the oil off the shoreline and have had the gift of time to plan for its arrival,” said Capt. Steven Poulin, incident commander for the Coast Guard. “The projections are of concern. This is a dynamic situation influenced by a wide variety of environmental factors, so while we’re not certain where or what the impact will be, but we’re prepared.”
More than 6,000 people are participating in this aggressive response effort both in open water and on the shoreline of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, the news release said.”

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