Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Gulf's Floatel
So I have been talking to my friend Kevin who is an oil-field boat captain out on the gulf and he told me of a Floatel, or a floating hotel, that has recently been placed off the coast of Louisiana. The Louisiana floatel is for the oil-field workers currently cleaning up the gulf oil spill. He described it as a whole bunch of white boxes with four people living in each box. The people staying at the floatel go out each morning on boats to work on the oil spill and then go back in the evening. Kevin also mentioned the chaos of so many people living in one small area such as this, especially so many men. He told me that they are currently sending out security guards in order to "keep the peace."