More trouble for the Gulf.
A tug boat, the Pere Ana C, collided with a well head, damaging the well and creating a second oil spill.
The spill is in an ecologically sensitive area called Mud Lake, part of a network of lakes and bayous that officials have been fighting to protect from the first oil spill.
The Coast Guard reports that they do not know how much oil has spilled from this well, but a sheen of oil can be seen on the surface of the lake. It’s unknown who owns this well. An evaluation of the damage, and a plan for responding to this spill, are in the works.
Meanwhile, BP appears to making some progress with the original spill. It was announced earlier that the plan to plug the well was running a bit ahead of schedule and may begin next week.