Mariners bear witness to power of Deepwater Horizon blast

(NEW ORLEANS) — Professional mariners witnessed the force of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, McClatchy News Service reported. During the early stages of the crisis, the crew of the workboat Damon B. Bankston were asked to move their vessel back 500 meters. They then witnessed the “black rain” falling around them, and the mate said he saw birds falling from the sky.
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By Professional Mariner Staff