Storm brewing in Caribbean leaves oil spill crew to evacuate
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Storm brewing in Caribbean leaves oil spill crew to evacuate

New Orleans : LA : USA | Jul 22, 2010 at 7:59 AM PDT
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A tropical storm brewing in the caribbean brought crew members aboard ships to evacuate and brought BP's efforts to plug the well to a standing halt.

Even with the storm hundreds ao miles away, the crew need a few days to clear the area, where 65 ships are monitoring the spill. Even if the storm doesn't hit the areas directly, it could affect BP's effort to contain the oil and its cleanup.

A rescue vessel would be the last to leave in the event of evacuting, vessels are gathered at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site off the Louisiana coast.

The worst yet, retired Adm. Thad Allen said, the foul weather could require opening the new recent cap that has been containing the oil for almost a week, would allow oil to gush into the deep sea again for days while engineers wait out the storm.

And BP's final pieces of the casing need to be placed on the relief well to protect it before a method called "Static Kill" can begin. BP hasn't been given permission to start the operation yet. BP's efforts are on hold, and now the storm is brewing and they need to keep an eye open for the weather in case it veers toward the Gulf.

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              A rig drilling a relief well and support vessels gather in the Gulf of Mexico, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the site of the recent collapse and spill of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A rig drilling a relief well and support vessels gather in the Gulf of Mexico, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the site of the recent collapse and spill of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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