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Topic - Chris O'Neil
While millions of gallons of oil flow into the Gulf, oil skimmers from many countries are sitting on the sidelines. This includes the world's largest, known as A Whale. The enormous Taiwanese skimmer is as long as three-and-a-half football fields and can collect 500,000 barrels of oily water a day. Such equipment could make a big difference, considering the highest estimates are that 100,000 barrels of oil are leaking into the Gulf each day.
O'Neil said, before hitting the high seas, A Whale must first meet the American Society for Testing and Materials' (ASTM) standards.
Lt. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, told The Washington Times 13 days ago that A Whale can't start operating until its effectiveness as a skimmer is tested.