Morehead City Business Helping In Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

It's becoming more apparent how critical it is to contain the oil leaking in the Gulf. There is growing concern the slick could reach loop currents in the Gulf, which would carry the oil along Florida's west coast and into the Keys, and possibly up the east coast.

An eastern Carolina business is helping with the cleanup as it threatens the Louisiana coastline.

About a thousand anchors will be sent from Ace Marine Rigging and Supply in Morehead City. They will be used in securing oil booms and curtains that will work to contain the spill.

Tony Blaha is President of the Morehead City company. Once an avid outdoorsman and a commercial diver, he was injured during a dive five years ago and is now in a wheelchair and paralyzed from the neck-down. Blaha is coordinating the project using a touch screen computer to do business.

In addition to providing the anchors, the company is also providing the hardware, rope and chains for the manufacturing of the booms.


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