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Share Print Font: +-NEW ORLEANS — The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup said Friday a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill in the next three days.
The work to replace a leaky containment cap on the well head with a tighter one will begin Saturday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday. At the same time, a ship connecting to a different part of the leak is expected to come online Sunday.
Oil will flow unimpeded into the Gulf during the cap switch for at least part of the weekend.
If all goes
Originally posted by chanel
Its the same ship that has never been tested in open waters.