It bears repeating - Please DO NOT Rec this diary, rather rec the Overnight Mothership instead. Thanks in advance. And thank you Garrett for being a mothership lifesaver!
Please be kind to kossacks with bandwidth issues. Please do not post images or videos. Again, many thanks for this.
We continue to bear witness to the ongoing fallout of unfettered corporate greed and malfeasance. We have a lot going on with the LRMP tonight, and hopefully we will have an expert or two drop in to give us some insight.
For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.
The Video Feeds
BP Video Feed
CNN Video Streams - Note: multi-view is sometimes unavailable
BP Videos - This link takes you to BP's home page, which contains a section called "Latest Video Updates from BP".
WKRG - Mobile/Pensacola - Appears WKRG only has a still shot right now.
Again, to keep bandwidth down please do not post images or videos.
Previous Child Diaries:
BP Liveblog ROV - Diary 25 - Tomtech
BP Liveblog ROV - Diary 24 - hester
BP Liveblog ROV - Diary 23 - nika7k
BP LiveBlog ROV - Diary 22 - papicek
BP LiveBlog ROV - Diary 21 - weatherdude
BP LiveBlog ROV - Diary 20 - joanneleon
BP LiveBlog ROV - Diary 19 - nika7k
BP LiveBlog - Diary 18 - yawnimawake
BP LiveBlog - Diary 17 - weatherdude
BP LiveBlog - Diary 16 - politik
BP LiveBlog - Diary 15 - RhymesWithUrple
BP LiveBlog - Diary 14 - johnsonwax
BP LiveBlog - Diary 13 - Middleagedhousewife
BP LiveBlog - Diary 12 - nika7k
BP LiveBlog - Diary 11 - Overseas
BP LiveBlog - Diary 10 - conchita
BP LiveBlog - Diary 9 - khowell
BP LiveBlog - Diary 8 - Garrett
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 7 - miep
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 6 - alkalinesky
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 5 - Liveblog
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 4 - Garrett
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 3 - sc kitty
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 2 - conchita
Top Kill Liveblog - Diary 1 - khowell
Top Kill Has Begun! - Tomtech
I want to give a personal prop to this diary by don mikulecky discussing a fantastic piece in the NYT: Our Fix-It Faith and the Oil Spill. It seems to me technological success has come too easily, and important lessons have remained ignored or unlearned entirely. But I'll leave the pieces of superb writing to stand on their own.
Also, Crashing Vor is one my personal favorite diarists, with first-hand accounts that balance information with heart. It is diarists like this, and like so many others, that I am grateful to be a part of this community, bearing witness to such a tragic time for all of us.
If you have not yet signed up to participate or organize an event June 26 for Hands Across the Sand, please go to the Hands Across the Sand website to learn more! I'll be organizing a solidarity event here in Denver!
And a shout out to khowell, FishOutOfWater, RLMiller, jamess, Fishgrease, weatherdude, papicek, nika7k, joanneleon, yawnimawake, politik, Overseas, Garrett, conchita, johnsonwax, Middleagedhousewife, whitis, miep, sc kitty, Tomtech, Rhymeswithurple, and so so so many others that have been here, day in and day out, sharing tears, laughter, expertise, and heart. My deepest personal thanks to all of you.
Please update in the comments with any breaking news or analysis, and I will be checking the comments. I will update the diary as needed.
From the comments, because it's just too good to pass up:
How many ROVs does it take to change a light bulb?
Depends on who you ask-
BP exec: Just one small one
Government official: What BP says
Independent analyst: It'll take a lot more than BP is admitting
Wingnut: Leave the light bulbs alone you socialist fag
Fishgrease: So fucking many it'll make the pyramids look like fucking child's play
Credit to Kairos for the awesome joke.