Key ships ordered to leave spill site before storm

Vessels assisting in the capping of the Deepwater Horizon oil wellhead are seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Sunday, July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

July 22, 2010 6:28:50 PM PDT
Key ships stationed over BP's crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, but engineers have grown so confident in the leaky cap fixed to well head that they will leave it closed while they are gone.