Tuesday, July 13, 2010
If you want your picture taken stand this way.
These machines are part of the Kevin Costner oil skimming system that are installed on one of our other company barges. We're supposed to get 8 of these on our barge this week.
Now I know we have to do something as far as cleaning up the oil in the Gulf, and I hate to be pessimistic, but, seriously. Have you seen how big this spill is? Do you have any idea how big the Gulf of Mexico is? Is this the answer?
I don't know, it just seems BP is trying just anything, to show they are doing something about this problem. I guess time will tell.
I know one thing, BP is, and should be, shelling out money like they're the banker in a Monopoly game. Today I loaded 50,000 gallons of fuel for our tug, and on the receipt where I would usually put my company address, I wrote, "BP Cleanup." They are footing the bill for all the fuel.
There are 7000 boats involved in the clean up. That's a "lotta bank" as they say.
Anyway, when I load fuel, I need to standby on deck at the hose connection the entire time.
It takes hours to load that much fuel.
I put my idle time to good use and taught these birds to do this.