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Friday, June 4, 2010

To the Gulf


After being anchored for a week, we were quite pleased to hear we were heading to Louisiana from our present location in New York.
The company that hired us for this particular job,(we don't know what it is) is BP, the owner of the busted up oil well in the Gulf.
Are we going to help in the cleanup somehow?
We don't know yet, but we were told to head south.
First I had to give the barge some fuel, because the 2 guys living on it as we tow it behind us for the next week, need the fuel to run their generators.
I gave them 8000 gallons of the stuff.(Pictured above.)

Then we headed to the city so we could go shopping for groceries, fill the tug up with drinking water, and most important, fill the tug with fuel.


As you can see, a back up at the pump. We had to wait our turn to get fuel.
It's first come first serve, just like your gas station.
2 other tugs were doing the same thing.
I loaded 30,000 gal of fuel, we now have 110,000 gals on board.

At 9 am the next day, we were ready to go and headed to sea.

I'll give updates of our week long trip

16 comments:

Diahn said...

looking forward to your updates...i'd love to see your route charted on a map too, because I'm geeky that way...

deb said...

Here from the link on Beth's blog.

this is incredible , what you are doing, and I imagine seeing the reality of the situation will be startling and unsettling and depressing.

best of luck.

and I love your photos btw.

Karen said...

Best of luck to you. Horrible mess, so good of you to be part of the solution (if there is a possible solution *sigh*)

Your photos are wonderful.. I grew up on Staten Island and my father was a live aboard, Albin trawler. Spent many hours on the water there, it's a fascinating harbor, if not sometimes insane.

I'll follow along, take care! -

beth said...

i linked you, in hopes of getting lots of cheers and support and thoughts and prayers as you and the team head out....

you know we'll all be thinking of you !!

{make sure to follow up at some point on my blog comments for today, as some of your well wishers are leaving messages there for you}

sperlygirl said...

here also from a link on beth's blog...a heartfelt thank you for going to help. safe travels to you and again...grazie! warmly, s

McGillicutty said...

came here from Beth at Be Yourself, looks like you have a huge task ahead of you. I'll be following because I want an insiders view.. I'm fed up with the media coverage of this tremendous tradgedy. Stay safe!

slommler said...

Wishing you God speed! I hope you do get to help.
Hugs
SueAnn

Deidra said...

Safe travels. And...thank you.

jill said...

Came here via Beth! Good luck to you and your crew!

Vicky said...

Awesome photos as always! Saying a prayer for safe travels. Best of luck on your adventure!

Lisa said...

Wishing you a safe journey and the best of luck when you get there. I'm eager to check in and read about your experiences :)

Linda said...

I'm looking forward to your updates, too. Best wishes to all of you going down there ...

Frau said...

Good luck Mark I hope you guys can fix this mess....safe travels!

dcpeg said...

You go get 'em, Mark!!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Okay after reading your other post i know you're not going. Just wanna let you know I love the way you've took these pics.
They are amzing Mark. Hang in there. D.

RHCarpenter said...

Wishing you good luck - perhaps you can fix what's broken down there (or at least make a big dent in the mess). Will be looking forward to reading your future posts and seeing the images.