The Government’s point man for the disaster informed on Tuesday that approaching storm winds compelled the crew members to suspend drilling the last stretch of the well, which was in progress with an aim to permanently shooting an underground plug into BP’s gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thad Allen, Retired Coast Guard Adm., who is the national incident commander for the spill, said that this halt in work could mean a postponement in the function of this work for another two to three days, hampering the completion process of the relief work.
The procedure, which has been discontinued, was the concluding step towards bringing an end to the peril of well gushing out any more oil, which in the past spewed no less than 200 million gallons of oil for the preceding three months prior to any cap sealed process came in.
The crew members placed in a transitory plug that will help in protecting what has been drilled up to now, but the workers would not be sent to the land to pursue the operation, for now.
Ever since the temporary cap has been put, no oil spill has been seen.
National Hurricane Center forecasters informed that there was all likelihood of thunderstorms off southern Florida that may become even stronger in the coming two days time.