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Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Smoke billows over a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico off Venice, La., May 5, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, working with BP, local residents and federal agencies, conducted the burn to help prevent the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg
  • A crewman aboard the motor vessel Joe Griffith secures a pollution containment chamber to the deck as the ship is prepared to depart Wild Well Control off Port Fourchon, La., May 5, 2010. The chamber was designed to cap the oil discharge from the Deepwater Horizon incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Crewmen aboard the motor vessel Joe Griffith guide a pollution containment chamber onto the deck as the ship prepares to depart Wild Well Control off Port Fourchon, La., May 5, 2010. The chamber was designed to cap the oil discharge from the Deepwater Horizon incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as of May 4, 2010. Photo image by NOAA
  • Louisiana National Guard members meet with a Coast Guard official to discuss operations at the U.S. Coast Guard Command Post in Houma, La., May 4. The Louisiana guard is working closely with the Coast Guard to identify and develop opportunities to assist in affected parishes as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Owens
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Hilton R. Lloyd, left, a Louisiana National Guardsman with the State Aviation Command, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kevin P. Dares, the State Aviation Command admin officer, discuss flight locations for the day's missions at the governor's office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge, La., May 4, in support of the oil spill response. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Owens
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, thanks members of the 1022nd Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion, at the Breton Sound Marina for their help during operations related to the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, May 4, 2010. The 1022nd is assisting St. Bernard Parish officials and Oil Mop, LLC, with oil booms support. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Owens
  • Donnie Wilson secures a line from the Marine Vessel Premier Explorer before a controlled burn of gathered concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico in Venice, La., May 4, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, BP, local residents and federal agencies are working together to help prevent the spread of oil following the explosion on Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling unit. Wilson is chief executive officer of Elastec /American Marine Inc., which manufactures oil spill equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg
  • Workers at a decontamination site carry an oil containment boom that was cleaned in Venice, La., May 4, 2010. The boom is to be transferred to a staging area where it will be put back into service aboard one of the many boats fighting to mitigate the effects of the oil discharge from the Deepwater Horizon incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Workers at a decontamination site carry an oil containment boom that was cleaned in Venice, La., May 4, 2010. The boom is to be transferred to a staging area where it will be put back into service aboard one of the many boats fighting to mitigate the effects of the oil discharge from the Deepwater Horizon incident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender Cutter Oak prepares oil spill recovery equipment while moored on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., May 4, 2010. The 50-member crew left the station May 4 to support cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S. Navy photo by Anne Thrower
  • The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender Cutter Oak prepares oil spill recovery equipment while moored on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., May 4, 2010. The 50-member crew left the station May 4 to support cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S. Navy photo by Anne Thrower
  • A team of U.S. Air Force aerial spray aircraft maintainers move a chemical pump into position in order to refill a chemical dispersing C-130 aircraft at Stennis International Airport in Kiln, Miss., May 4, 2010. The airmen are assigned to the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio. Members of the 910th Airlift Wing were in Mississippi to help with the oil spill clean up. U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • A team of U.S. Air Force aerial spray aircraft maintainers prepare to refill a chemical dispersing C-130 aircraft at Stennis International Airport in Kiln, Miss., May 4, 2010.
The airmen are assigned to the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio. Members of the 910th Airlift Wing were in Mississippi to help with the oil spill clean up. U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jim Graves marshals a chemical dispersing C-130 aircraft into a pre-positioned parking spot at Stennis International Airport in Kiln, Miss., May 4, 2010. Graves is assigned to the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron  at Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio. Members of the 910th Airlift Wing were in Mississippi to help with the oil spill clean up. U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit deploys oil containment boom on base, May 4, 2010, at Sherman Cove, Pensacola, Fla., to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater oil rig that sank April 22, causing a massive oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols
  • Kayakers at Naval Air Station Pensacola detour around oil containment boom on base at Sherman Cove , Pensacola, Fla., May 4, 2010. The boom was set to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater oil rig that sank April 22, causing a massive oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols
  • The U.S. Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender USCGC Oak gets underway, May 4, 2010, from Naval Air Station Pensacola to support cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols
  • Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set an oil
containment boom  May 4, 2010, at Sherman Cove, Pensacola, Fla., to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols
  • The crew aboard the motor vessel Poppa John repairs a section of fire-resistant oil-containment boom off the coast of Venice, La., Gulf of Mexico, May 3, 2010. The crew is being trained to deploy the boom and pass it along to shrimp boats whose captains have been trained to tow it during an in situ burn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot buoy tender, prepare to assist with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Pensacola, Fla., May 3, 2010. The Oak is homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.
  • Fire-resistant oil-containment boom hangs over the stern as the crew aboard the motor vessel Poppa John train to deploy it off the coast of Venice, La., May 3, 2010. The crew is being trained to deploy the boom and pass it along to shrimp boats whose captains have been trained to tow it during an in situ burn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training off the coast of Venice, La., May 3, 2010.  The training is designed to help the local fisherman prepare to assist with possible future in situ burn operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
  • Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training off the coast of Venice, La., May 3, 2010. The training is designed to help the local fisherman prepare to assist with possible future in situ burn operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley