BP Spill

Mega Oil Skimmer Tested in Gulf

The massive tanker that’s been converted into the world’s largest oil skimmer is being tested in the Gulf Saturday. Testing will take 48 hours, the Coast Guard says, before it can begin sucking up millions of gallons of oily water in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. The aim of the test is to make sure the skimmer can really handle 21 million gallons a day as claimed.