Oil Spills and How you Can Help!
When the News contacted us to inquire any ideas to save the animals/beaches, we suggested using an established scientific design using a dredge ship of how BP, Halliburton and interested energy parties could quickly modify/convert a dredge ship to expedite the oil spill clean up. Dredge Boats see below for other variations.
Growing up on the Mississippi River and seeing mighty ships working the rivers my first thought were DREDGE Boats and People.
The Corp of Engineers has big boats and ships dredging the water ways for dirt and silt at the bottom of the Mississippi River and other water ways.
Point is to convert these big vessels by removing the long crane tubes in the front to long wide band opening in the front to 30 foot opening, use the same technique to ingest the silt and mud now increase the tube to a duct rectangle system that is fed by two large swing doors that are worked off the ship sides with cranes that extend the doors outward by another 75′ to 80′ giving a funnel system to a narrow ingestion port taking in the oil/water into the belly on the ship to the center tanks through a filter of sand (s) dumping the water back out, Once the center tank is full pump this discharge onto a barge then send the barge out another 75 miles with water in the bottom of it of course to float the oil and burn the oil. The dredgers already have swing booms on them so its a matter of reconfigurations. Return the barge and exchange the barges as necessary.
To keep the oil from the shore lines use the shrimp trollers like they already are to drag the oil back out to the working dredge ships and have the dredge ships patrol west and east with prevailing currents to absorb the majority of the oil on top and in the water faster.
It’s quick, simple and takes about 2- 4 days to revamp a dredging unit to this configuration.
The dredge ship is fully operational can run 24 hours a day. The barge ship is next to the dredge unit as it skims off the oil and fills up the barge the next tug/barge and by the way a tug boat can have as many or less or barges pushing as necessary.
The boom on the dredge boat/ship can extend down into the plumes to extricate the oil before it rises to the top therefore preventing a top spill reaching the surface. These plumes are detectable by radar.
While the Oil company is figuring out how to stop the leak the top side can skim the water for oil and reduce the damages and dangers by enormous percentage.
The “Oil Plumes” can not surface with oil weight on top of them so they have to remove the oil so that the oil under the water can rise. They can set the suction boom up so that it telescopes out and down to a depth of 50 to 100 feet in the water removing larger quantizes of oil much faster to protect the inland areas. The side rails are reinforces with aluminum 10″ “L’s” so that it can handle the water pressure as it moves forward. There engineers get the picture, so get it done now.
We are animal rights people, NOT tree huggers but realist, so when things happen we fix it. BP is the worlds largest dog and its got a broke leg and right now many people are kicking at it we would like to help fix it so that it can comes out of this with one of the best oil recovery skimmer units in the world they can respond anywhere in the world in case of another accident anywhere.
I would hope BP would see this away of helping. We find solutions not more problems.
This idea is presented by the Founders of the Wild Horse Foundation and would appreciate it that if used, reprinted that origination be given back to the Wild Horse Foundation, President Susan Calhoun and Executive Director G. R. “Ray” Field. It would be thoughtful that if this idea is useful that BP consider the Wild Horse Foundation a recipient donor.
The Wild Horse Foundation already has 6 boat crews running the water areas from Venice, Algiers, La, over to Pensacola Fla. Most seagulls and pelicans and such smell the bad water and are staying clear. We have not seen any signs of significance animal deterioration thus far. A couple here or there is normal for regular life. With thousands of birds there is to be some loss expected.
Our volunteers are working along with others cleaning the beach. They are not paid and doing it on there own in support helping. We asked our volunteers to come and go as they can. They have jobs and families also.
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