Tough times, tar balls, and tourists: BP's drilling disaster, Gulf Tides Part 5 (5:03)
Date of Video: Jul. 18, 2010
As a signs of hope show up at the well-head, the impacts on coastal economies become more apparent for tourist-focused businesses, such as the Gulfport MS passenger ferry that takes people out to Ship Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. An interview with Captain Louis Skrmetta reveals the economic reality, while our camera captures tar balls on the beach, and an oiled pelican at the island. Efforts to learn from this disaster are already meeting legal challenges, as our interview with Mississippi attorney Robert Wiygul reveals. Also featuring return interviews with Lafitte shrimper Clint Guidry of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and Aaron Viles of Gulf Restoration Network. Narrated by Tim Robbins. Music from Benjy Davis Project, Stanton Moore, Clint Maedgen and Galactic. Edited by NOLA Image Works. Supported by the Vitalogy Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund.
See the full Gulf Tides series by clicking here.