Sea Fighter Aids in Oil Disaster
One of the Navy’s most unique new and versatile platforms, the FSF-1 Sea fighter (fast sea frame and catamaran) is in Pensacola, Florida, utilizing its peculiar shallow water talents to help out. Story is from WEAR TV:
An unusual Navy ship is anchored right now in Pensacola Bay between Allegheny Pier at NAS Pensacola and Fort Pickens…On board is a team of scientists who are taking samples of area bays to be used as a baseline to see what, if any, impact the oil slick has on local waterways.
The huge oil slick that emanated somewhere off the Louisiana coastline is pretty bad. Here’s more on that from the NY Daily News:
The massive underwater oil spill remained unstoppable Saturday and the Coast Guard estimates at least 1.6 million gallons of oil have spilled into the water since the BP offshore drilling rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.
The slick is more than 130 miles long and 70 miles wide and has reached the coast of Louisiana, threatening hundreds of species of wildlife in the Gulf Coast, which is an abundant source of seafood.
This can’t be good for those seeking increased oil drilling here at home to make us less dependent on foreign oil. Can’t live with the terrorists and can’t live without them apparently.
Also, check out the video within the Sea Fighter story from WEAR-TV.