From Huffington Post:
In this video from CNN, hop on board the world’s largest oil skimmer, “A Whale”, to get a firsthand look at the massive ship that is awaiting approval from the Coast Guard to begin contributing to the Gulf oil spill cleanup operations. ABC World News reports that the retrofitted cargo vessel can capture 300,000 to 400,000 barrels of oil per day, effectively accomplishing in two weeks what 500 skimming boats have done in two months.
See video. The CNN reporter is Ed Lavandera who covered the Billings case last summer.