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Welcome to the BP Junk Shot Diary (aka DKTKLB, aka LMRP BS) #18. This diary is a submersible (ROV) for the Top Kill/Junk Shot Liveblog Mothership: 29 May, 2010 - Day Four.

We are following BP's latest efforts to pretend to continue work on the Top Kill and/or Junk Shot LMRP which involves cutting the top of the riser off replacing the damaged BOP with the 2nd relief well rig BOP therefore making the 2nd relief well rig useless.

Come here to comment, ask questions, share information, cry on each other's shoulders, rant, whatever you need - come on in. Expect lots of BP hate motive questioning and maybe talk of mermaids...

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

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-BP COO Doug Suttles says that top kill has failed and they will abandon this approach.

-Their next attempt will be to cut and remove the riser from the LMRP, installing a cap connected to the relief rig, and capture most of the escaping oil. Should take approx. 4 days but could take longer. BP is confident it will work but can't guarantee it.

The video feeds we are watching:

BP video feed
CNN multi camera view (sometimes showing only one view)
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.
ABC 7 Chicago Live Video ~ Multiple ROV Camera Views (h/t to temptxan for the great find)

Courtesy of whitishere are two additional video links:

Primary feed.
Secondary feed.

Thanks to profgoosefor providing a list of links from The Oil Drum links on Newer Developments, etc.

Again, to keep bandwidth down, please do not post images or videos.

Previous children diaries:
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 17 - weatherdude
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 16 - politik
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 15 - RhymesWithUrple
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 14 - johnsonwax
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 13 - Middleagedhousewife
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 12 - nika7k
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 11 - Overseas
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 10 - conchita
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 9 - khowell
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 8 - Garrett
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 7 - miep
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 6 - Alkalinesky
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 5 - Liveblog
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 4 - Garrett
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 3 - sc kitty
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 2 - conchita
Top Kill Liveblog ROV 1 - khowell
Top Kill begins! - Tomtech

Originally posted to yawnimawke on Sat May 29, 2010 at 04:17 PM PDT.

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