U.S. Seeks Foreign Help for Spill Cleanup Vessels

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 1, 2010

According to a June 1 report from the AFP, the U.S. Coast Guard said the government lacks key equipment it needs to battle the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and is seeking international help. Coast Guard official Thad Allen, who is in charge of the government's efforts, told reporters that skimmers to help siphon the oil off the surface of the water are most needed now.

(Source: AFP)

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