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TMT trying to clean up Deepwater Horizon mess

TMT trying to clean up Deepwater Horizon mess

Taipei: TMT of Taiwan is readying a second tanker to be converted into an innovative skimmer to help the oil rescue mission around the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Within days of the explosion, TMT's boss Nobu Su had sent a 160,000 dwt, A Whale, to be reconverted in New Orleans to help the clean up effort. Now the Taiwanese tycoon is prepared to send over sister ship, B Whale, too.
Su's idea is to use the retrofitted vessels to suck up 21 million gallons of oily water per day each from the Gulf, siphon off the oil and pump the water back into the sea.?However, the A Whale's 32 crew members, who have been working around the clock, have experienced difficulty testing the operation because of high waves near the ship's intake vents. Su is understood to be in the area, even working onboard the ship. [09/07/10]

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