Deepwater Horizon Flaring Operation
Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by the drillship Discoverer Enterprise, May 16, in a process known as flaring. Gas and oil from the wellhead are being brought to the surface via a tube that was placed inside the damaged pipe.
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley
Location: GULF of MEXICO, At Sea
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