For any local commercial boat owners here in the Tampa Bay area: BP is asking fishermen for their assistance in cleaning up the oil spill. BP is calling this the Vessel of Opportunities Program and through it, BP is looking to contract shrimp boats, oyster boats and other vessels for hire to deploy boom in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen should phone 281.366.5511 about this program.
To report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: 866.448.5816
To submit alternative response technology, services or products: 281.366.5511
To submit your vessel as a vessel of opportunity skimming system: 281.366.5511
To submit a claim for damages: 800.440.0858
To report oiled wildlife: 866.557.1401
To contact the Deepwater Horizon Joint Information Center: 985.902.5231