Gulf gets help from afar

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 5:28pm

Relief for the massive oil spill comes from all corners of the United States. 

A coast guard crew in Hawaii has been sent to help with the cleanup.

The crew will be taking Coast Guard cutter 'Walnut' with them. The vessel left Honolulu Sunday for the four month mission, which includes helping to remove oil floating on the water.

The 50 member crew will use a tool known as a skimmer. It collects about 450 gallons of oil per minute.

The Walnut usually assists with Marine debris clean ups, but this will be its first mission involving an oil spill.


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