Friday, August 20, 2010

BP Oil spill update with Captain Kelly Sweeney

Capt. Kelly Sweeney shared an update on the BP oil spill. After the relief well is completed, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is going to be brought back up from the ocean bottom and be used as evidence in a criminal investigation, he reported. In talking about other maritime issues, he noted that the ice melt in the Arctic is leading to more ship traffic in the waters above Canada and Russia, and possible new oil drilling there.
Captain Kelly Sweeney Biography:
Captain Kelly Sweeney is a Master Mariner, holding the highest Captain's license the Coast Guard issues to commercial mariners. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Industrial Technology. Captain Sweeney has worked on oil tankers, container ships, oceanographic ships, high-speed passenger vessels, large oil spill response vessels, fish processing ships, ocean-going tugboats, a car carrier, and a crew boat. He continues to go to sea for a living.

In addition to his career as a mariner, Captain Sweeney is also an experienced professional writer. He is a columnist for the widely circulated magazine "Professional Mariner," and is the author of the book From The Bridge.

With his wife, Frances, Captain Sweeney also operates Maritime Headhunters, a job placement and maritime career counseling company - and encourages interested Coast to Coast AM listeners to contact him there."