Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Redneck engineering has BP, Coast Guard impressed

Remember that fine example of redneck engineering we heard about last week?  Here's an awesomely awesome followup:

Looking like a fleet of bulldozers pushing through the water, the boats fitted with front-end oil skimmers gather oil in absorbent panels. Inventor John Sherman designed the skimmers to scoop and collect oil in tight spots. Tuesday afternoon he demonstrated how they work on the Bon Secour River.

"This is something that can get it up real quick and easy," Sherman said. "It can be deployed on fast boats and you can go to a spill in a matter of minutes."

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