Crews prepare to take contraption to Gulf oil leak

The containment vessel that will be used to try to contain the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is loaded onto a barge to be transported to the rig collapse site in Port Fouchon, La., Wednesday, May 5, 2010. The box is the latest idea engineers from oil giant BP PLC are trying after an oil rig the company was operating exploded April 20, killing 11 workers. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

May 5, 2010 4:06:22 PM PDT
A 12-man crew was making final preparations Wednesday to take a 100-ton contraption on a journey to an oil leak site in the Gulf of Mexico in an unprecedented attempt to help funnel out oil spewing from the bottom of the sea about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast.