Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Russia’s Sakhalin-based search-and rescue Centurion Group has offered help to curb the Gulf of Mexico oil slick. In the first place they would provide British Petroleum with an oil-skimmer. The British Petroleum-run Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank off the Louisiana coast on the 22nd of last month following a powerful explosion that caused a 36-hour fire. The incident resulted in a large oil slick that has reached the Louisiana coast and is now approaching the shores of Florida and Alabama. Ecologists estimate the damage done at billions of dollars. British Petroleum said it would make up for all expenses on doing away with the emergency. The British company is now considering the proposal of Sakhalin’s rescue workers.