To the rescue

A Whale

Two vessels are being added to the water in the Gulf of Mexico, one will skim the oil and the other will attach to the well.

Helix Producer I
• Floating platform 528 ft. (161 m) • Can process 25,000 barrels of oil per day • Will be hooked up to a floating riser to collect oil and gas

• Claims to be able to separate 7,142-9,523 barrels of oil per day • After separating oil from water, it releases the water back into the sea • At 900 ft. (274 m), its the world’s largest oil-skimming vessel • Owned by Taiwan maritime Transport Co. Ltd.

© 2010 MCT Source: Reuters, Marine Technology Society Graphic: Melina Yingling

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