NGC announces special about the Gulf oil spill

By Jeff Pfeiffergulf-oili-spill

National Geographic Channel will be airing a special called Gulf Oil Spill, which looks at the devastating environmental disaster currently taking place in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted after an explosion tore apart the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig on April 20, killing 11 people on board and sending massive amounts of oil toward the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, where it threatens industries, livelihoods, ecosystems and wildlife.

The special will contain exclusive footage taken by salvage crews on the scene as they battled to get close to the burning rig. Together with this and other video and news footage from the scene, and first-person accounts from the crew, the program tries to get the inside story of what really happened during the first 36 hours of this still-unfolding catastrophe.

Gulf Oil Spill premieres May 27 at 10pm ET/PT on NGC.


Credit: National Geographic Channel