A Whale to the rescue: Can super-skimmer turn tide of Gulf oil spill? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

A Whale to the rescue: Can super-skimmer turn tide of Gulf oil spill?

To date, skimmers in the Gulf have collected 671,000 barrels (28.2 million gallons) of oil and water mix from the Gulf.

The A Whale, for its part, could collect more than 125 times the amount of the largest skimmer currently working the Gulf. It's capable of slurping up 300,000 barrels of oil (21 million gallons) of oil in 10 hours, and offloading it to a companion vessel, A Elephant. Mr. Su is already readying two other retrofitted tankers, the B Whale and C Whale, for service in the Gulf.

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