BP Oil Spill: Navy Sends MZ-3A Blimp to Help Survey Gulf of Mexico

The government says more than 45,000 people and 6,900 ships or boats are fighting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But it's time for heavier -- or, perhaps, lighter -- artillery. The Navy has now sent a blimp -- the MZ-3A Airship -- to patrol the shoreline from above, direct skimmers trying to corral floating oil, and look out for wildlife in harm's way. The MZ-3A, almost identical to blimps used for advertising and bird's-eye views of sporting events, has been brought in from Yuma,...Full Story
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