Giant oil skimmer being tested in Gulf of Mexico

Don and Bessie Janes of Greenville, SC stand next to a berm constructed by city officials near the surf in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday, July 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is expected to continue to come ashore over the July 4th weekend and businesses are concerned about a lack of tourists. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

July 3, 2010 1:29:51 PM PDT
Gulf of Mexico cleanup crews working to block millions of gallons of oil from reaching land may soon have a giant on their side, if a weekend test of a new skimmer goes well.