Ships to go back to oil well site

On Saturday, Bonnie went out with a whimper, sparing Gulf Coast residents new misery and allowing some of the vessels working on BP‘s ruptured oil... More Below... Posted by on Jul 24th, 2010 and filed under US.

On Saturday, Bonnie went out with a whimper, sparing Gulf Coast residents new misery and allowing some of the vessels working on BP‘s ruptured oil well to return to the site.

But with the hurricane season expected to get only busier, especially later in August, the move of ships to and from safer waters during a storm could be more problematic as crews try to kill the well.

After the former tropical depression lost its punch, ships critical for work on BP’s well in the Gulf of Mexico started returning Saturday afternoon.

The rig drilling the first relief well, the Development Driller III, returned to the well site off Louisiana. According to BP, the drill ship Discoverer Enterprise was en route as was the DDII. All three are expected to be on site by Saturday night.

Bonnie had been downgraded from a tropical depression as of 4 p.m. (local time). Maximum sustained winds were 30 mph.

(Thanks to CNN and Wikipedia)