When I was a young man I had to help replace a sewer line at my house with my dad. My house had old clay pipe that was good for its day but needed to be repaired because of tree roots and it just collapsed.
But we unearthed it and then took a piece of pvc pipe and used it in place of the old clay pipe coupling it at both ends with a rubber coupler and clamps.
Obviously this is a little different but I was thinking , Why not uses the same principle but instead of both end coupled use the topside end to fill barges full of oil.
I don't know how deep the break is but something could be rigged just to get the oil from getting into the gulf. but it's a pipe Not the space shuttle
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