"Fishing" operation has failed and BP will move forward with replacing blow-out preventer, Times-Picayune, August 27, 2010:
BP's attempt to "fish" three pieces of pipe from the blow-our preventer of its runaway Macondo well has not worked and the company is preparing to move forward with removing the blow-out preventer and replacing it with a new one.
The pieces of pipe have settled against the blow-out preventer and the company is unable to retrieve them, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said in a press briefing this morning.
Officials made the decision to stop attempting to fish out the pipe "due to the apparent fragility of the pipe, which keeps breaking off ... and the unknown condition of the blow-out preventer," Allen said.
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