Skimmer boat expected to be in Gulf next week

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The first skimmer boat built by Trinity Yachts in Gulfport, Miss., should be in the water by this time next week.

A few weeks ago, when Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was told that no more skimmers were available to help control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he said that was unacceptable and called on local shipyards to help out.

This week, Barbour stopped at the Trinity yard to check on the progress of skimmer construction work, TV station WLOX reported.

"We worked seven days a week. We have been working two shifts to get these out because we know time is of the essence," Trinity president John Dane told WLOX.

The price tag for each of the skimmers is about $400,000, and BP will pay for them.

"They are responsible for everything," Dane said. "I have to say, thus far they have been willing to pay."

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