Yet, for some strange reason, Admiral Allen doesn’t seem to know about it.
TAPPER: I talked to a guy who runs a company in Maine that offers boom, and he has – he says – the ability to make 90,000 feet of boom a day. High quality. BP came there 2 weeks ago, looked at it, they are doing another audit today. He is very frustrated, he says he has a lot of high quality boom to go and it is taking a long time for BP to get its act together. Don’t you need this boom right now?
ALLEN: Oh we need all the boom wherever we can get it. If you give me the information off camera I’ll be glad to follow up.
Why not? Aren’t they supposed to know this without us having to tell them????
UPDATE: Apparently, there may have been a question concerning the quality control of the manufacture of the boom. Even so, my concern is that there may have been resolution – yet no one is interested in that it seems.
UPDATEx2: Manufacturer vindicated. Coast Guard – not so much.