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[PDF] Kong Duong et al v BP [Complaint]

To clean the crude oil from the gulf, BP established the Vessel of Opportunity...Program through which they intended to employ the affected fishermen to assist in the clean-up. BP hired DRC Emergency Services…and Danos and Curole Marine Contractors to manage the V.o.O Program. Even though over half of all active commercial fishermen affected by the BP Oil Spill were Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans, less than 10% of all the vessels hired for the V.o.O Program were owned by Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans. It is estimated that of the 5,000 marine vessels hired, only around 350 vessels belonged to Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans.