Update provided on Deepwater Horizon responseNews // May 12, 2010
The authorities in the US have provided another update on the on-going response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Approximately 13,000 personnel are currently responding to protect the shoreline and wildlife.
More than 460 vessels are responding on site, including skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels to assist in containment and cleanup efforts - in addition to dozens of aircraft, remotely operated vehicles, and multiple mobile offshore drilling units.
Approximately 1.4 million feet of boom (regular and sorbent) have been deployed to contain the spill—and approximately 1.4 million feet are available.
Approximately 3.6 million gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered.
Approximately 372,000 gallons of dispersant have been deployed. More than 180,000 gallons are available.
14 staging areas have been set up to protect vital shoreline in all potentially affected Gulf Coast states (Biloxi, Miss, Pascagoula, Miss, Pensacola, Fla, Panama City, Fla, Dauphin Island, Ala, Grand Isle, La, Shell Beach, La, Slidell, La, Venice, La, Orange Beach, Al, Theodore, Al, Pass Christian, Ms, Amelia, La, and Cocodrie, La).