The elevation in the sea waves due to hurricane, Alex has led the skimmers to halt the cleanup work in the oil spill devastation in the Gulf of Mexico. The boats moving from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle suffered failure in the passage for the third successive day on Thursday.
Alex has been identified as a Category 2 hurricane, as it emerged on Wednesday night, in the northeastern coast of Mexico.
The experts turned it down on Thursday, to reduce its stormy effects. The hurricane caused heavy rains in the Sierra Madre and parts of Texas, said meteorologists at AccuWeather.com.
But Alex re-emerged, troubling the boaters and skimmers to travel through, as it jumped as high as 7 feet.
"We're just waiting for the weather to get better", said Coast Guard Petty Officer, Zach Zubricki.
Coast Guard Cmdr., Charles Diorio said that there is a hope that the skimmers will return as soon as the weekend.
As per the estimations of the weather experts, the hurricanes are likely to hit the region until November 30, with high intensity.
They said that a storm near the spill location may lead the oil giant BP to send its ships to shore.