Cruise ships carry 6,000+bbls. of fuel oil. That wouldn't be a catastrohpe if one sank?Um, oil shipping and shipping are not the same thing. A container ship holding rubber duckies that sinks is not going to cause a massive environmental castrostophy. Furthermore, Exxon failed to provide many of the basic things it said it was going to do. Like turn on radar. And have emergency response ships.
Now that there's going to be less production in the GOM, there's going to be more super tankers on the ocean. That's pure genius!!
Question, Apdst. Is BP paying you on a per post basis to shill for them?
How is the Florida tourist industry going to fair, if no one can afford gas to get there, either because gas is $8 per gallon, or no one has a job? There's ther real genius of closing drilling. Take out all the folks from Mississippi, Alabaama, Louisiana and Texas who in some way, or another, depend on the oilfield to make their living from all the people that go spend money in Florida nd what does that add up to? Even more genius of closing drilling.
No offense, but this problem is bigger than the oil rig workers. It has already started to decimate the tourism industry of my state, which employs about 10 times as many people as the oil industry does in your state. So, forgive me for not giving a ****.