JP officials commandeer BP's hired boats in Grand Isle

JP officials commandeer BP's hired boats in Grand Isle

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Workers, bottom right, stand by to clean oil that encroaches on a boom and a land bridge which was built by the Louisiana National Guard to hold back oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Grand Isle, La., Friday, May 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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by WWLTV.com

wwltv.com

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM

GRAND ISLE, La. - Jefferson Parish Emergency managers say they have commandeered all of BP's hired boats in Grand Isle.

A representative for Jefferson Parish Emergency chief Deano Bonano said they requested immediate action after oil moved into the marsh passes and onto the beaches in Grand Isle.

He said more than 40 boats were sitting idle while he watched the oil rush into the passes.

At around 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Councilman Chris Roberts confirmed the boats have been commandeered by JP emergency managers.

 

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