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Cleanup Vessels Evacuate Gulf as Tropical Storm Bonnie Nears

U.S. authorities ordered vessels working at the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to evacuate the area on Thursday evening as Tropical Storm Bonnie approached. The rig drilling a well to intercept BP%u2019s (BP) ruptured Macondo well will also be temporarily moved, Ret. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

A Setback for BP's Oil Spill Containment Cap

In a rude welcome to Bob Dudley, BP's new point man in the Gulf oil spill, the company's containment effort hit a potentially serious snag when the cap covering the blown-out well had to be removed.