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Video by Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN , Nathan KING

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-05-04

Hundreds of small fishing vessels are lining up to be officially approved by the us Coast Guard so they can help pitch in with the oil spill cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico.

The US Coast Guard is busily certifying fishing boats so that they can work for BP in cleaning up the oil spill threatening the coast of Louisiana.

The relationship between the Coast Guard and fishermen has not always been the best - but both share a passion for the environment.

Kary Millehouse of the Coast Guard said: “Some of my co-workers and I like to go hunting and fishing, so it’s not just an ‘it’s our job’ perspective…. it is a big priority for us to help in any way we can.”

Fisherman Gerald Turan wants his boat “Predator” inspected as soon as possible. Helping in the cleanup operation will net him some 2,000 euros a day from BP.

He told FRANCE24: “I just want to get to work.”
 

Date created : 2010-05-04

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