Video: Coast Guard Approves Plan to Secure Containment Dome 121025-G-ZZ999-001 ROV Cofferdam Footage
NEW ORLEANS - The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in New Orleans authorized BP to proceed with a plan to cap and plug the containment dome. The operation, which began Oct. 25, included BP mobilizing a remotely operated vehicle from the offshore construction vessel Skandi Neptune to the containment dome to place a cap on top of the stove pipe and plug the ROV connection ports on the sides and top of the structure. The cap and plugs were successfully put in place and no further oil emissions from the containment dome were observed. Video courtesy of BP.