Why has BP not brought us skimmers?

Biloxi Sun-Herald: From Washington to the Gulf, politicians and residents wonder why so few skimming vessels have been put to work soaking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.

Fred D. McCallister, vice president of Allegiance Capital Corp. in Dallas:
“By sinking and dispersing the oil, BP can amortize the cost of the cleanup over the next 15 years or so, as tar balls continue to roll up on the beaches, rather than dealing with the issue now by removing the oil from the water with the proper equipment,”

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