On Board the Rig Drilling the Relief Well

On Board the Rig Drilling the Deepwater Horizon Relief Well
Stephen Wilkes for TIME

Ships of the Spill
The platform (far right, with flame) is supported by numerous craft, including the Discoverer Enterprise (center, with the tall tower), which was the first ship to collect oil from a cap placed over the well; the Helix Producer (near right, with green helicopter landing pad), a containment ship that is on hold while the well remains capped; and a small flotilla of ships that operate remote-operated vehicles, the underwater robots that carry out procedures on the wellhead.

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