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Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances

Dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico have been ordered to leave the site of the BP oil spill by the US government as Tropical Storm Bonnie gathers pace.

Incident commander Admiral Thad Allen, said the well would remain capped while ships evacuated the Gulf.

Work on a relief well may be delayed by up to two weeks.

The storm is already hitting neighbouring parts of the Caribbean, as Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 23 Jul 2010
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