PORT FOURCHON, La. – BP COO Doug Suttles and actor Kevin Costner, co-founder of Ocean Therapy, announced that the Ella G. vessel set sail on Thursday July 8, 2010, carrying Ocean Therapy’s centrifuge system to separate oil and water. The Ella G, now one of the Vessels of Opportunity, was retrofitted to receive oil and water from the skimmer, separate the oil and place it in storage tanks, and return the cleaned water to the Gulf. It had once been an offshore supply barge.
There are recent AP photos and a video at the end of the story on our blog post that demonstrates how Kevin Costner’s machine works.[B] Read Full Story[/B]