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The Sorry Saga of the Ore/Oiler A Whale – From Miracle Skimmer to Bankruptcy & Abandoned Sailors

Unfortunately, the story is not that unusual. A ship owner in financial trouble and sailors find themselves abandoned on a ship, far from home, with no wages, and running out of food and fuel.  This is what has happened to … Continue reading

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“A Whale” Skimmer Not Ready for Prime Time – Initial Testing Inconclusive

Whale of a skimmer not ready to attack Gulf oil after weekend of testing The behemoth Taiwanese oil skimmer, A Whale, is not yet ready attack the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a weekend of testing proved inconclusive, said … Continue reading

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“A Whale” to Begin Testing in the Gulf This Weekend – Will it Work?

“A Whale” is by far the biggest oil skimmer ever built.   The bigger question question may be, “Will it work?”  The converted oil/bulk ore carrier is currently docked in Boothville, La., docks as it is made ready for 48 hours … Continue reading

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