Friday, August 1, 2008

End Up -- Theme Day

Today is the first-of-the-month "Theme Day" on many City Daily Photo Blogs. Today 's theme is metal. And there is one piece of metal that has all of New Orleans talking. It's this barge that was struck by a ship. It sunk and spilled a lot of oil. That caused the river to be shut down -- dozens of ships were held up for days -- some in port, some waiting to come into port. Then just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, workers started to get the barge ready to lift it out. But it started leaking again.

Here the salvage crews works out plans to get the barge up and keep the oil spill to a minimum.

Down stream, dozens of boats pushed booms around to soak up the oil. This was a massive cleanup effort.

-- steve buser


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Here are the blogs that are participating. You'll enjoy browsing through a few of them:
Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, City of the Blue Mountains, Australia by Richard, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gabriola, Canada by Snapper, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Kansas City (MO), USA by Cate B, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by 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Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

24 comments:

Jon said...

Steve, your photo certainly fits the theme of "metal". My goodness what a mess this has made. What gets me is the report I read that the operator didn't even have the proper licenses. Now what sort of fine will he get? Makes me shudder wondering how many others like him are operating tugboats and ships without the required licenses and what future disasters await. Jon at Mississippi Garden blog on 8-1-08

Jilly said...

Super post. Very much metal but telling us what's been going on too. So sad when oil spills. I hope they get it right way up without more spills. I'd have thought New Orleans had had enough of problems.

Nice photo.

Sally said...

I like that your photo holds such a story steve. Thanks for bringing it to us.

Sydney Daily Photo

Jim said...

Thats the one we have been reading about huh? Looks imposing. Not something I would want to try to pull up.

Kelly said...

Really nice choice for the theme day! This is horrible, this mess. I agree with Jon, and wonder what is next on the horizon sometimes.

Rambling Round said...

Perfect for theme day! You got a great shot.

Halcyon said...

Oh yes, I'm sure no one in the US has not heard this story. It's on the news quite a bit.

I think it's an excellent choice for the theme day. Thanks for sharing your first hand account!

D.C. Confidential said...

Excellent photo and timely, too! Well done. Here's hoping this accident is cleaned up quickly.

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Cate said...

That's really too bad, all that darn oil. Great post.

Sharon said...

Excellent choice for theme day. It's metal and it's all over the news. We've had enough of these so called "accidents".

Harry Makertia said...

Great choice for the theme day with an interesting story behind it. I like it. Happy theme day!

Laurie said...

Wow, Steve. Thanks for this shot. What a terrible mess! How are clean-up efforts coming along? How many bird species are affected, do you know?

This is a really interesting choice for today's theme. Thanks for bringing it to us.

GMG said...

Hi Steve! TGIF and I’m trying to make a break from some hectic weeks to surf the blogosphere and enjoy your excellent blog…
Well I forgot it was first of August and that you were busy with theme day; furthermore with all mess in the river. But let me tell that I loved the swanns: white and black. Just bought Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book... ;)
Many thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, still at the MoMA! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great weekend and a nice holiday, in case you have the chance to profit from it! ;))

Columbo said...

Great theme day shot. What a mess, hopefully it will get cleaned up before to soon.

Clueless in boston said...

It's always so unfortunate when there is an oil spill. Great choice for theme day.

USelaine said...

Oh, dear. I get spooked by the exposed undersides of boats, since it usually signals something is dreadfully wrong, as in this case. What a mess.

JM said...

Accident apart, great 'Metal' shot!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I read about this in the newspapers and online and wonder how they got the spilled oil out of the river or did they (I hope not) just let it drift out to sea?

Chris said...

Great shot and choice for theme day, Steve. I just hate oil spills, as do most people, and I hope the one responsible will pay for it.

Isadora said...

What a sad sight to see only metal where there used to be a barge. :(

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great photo. I read about this in the paper. It fits the theme for sure!

Rafa said...

hope that they could perform their job and that it didn't caused much damage

jill said...

Great post for theme day. Hope they get it cleaned up in a hurry.

lv2scpbk said...

A wonderful capture for theme day. Love the swan photo of yesterdays post too.