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Bonnie suspends relief well work for at least 10-12 days

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 5:44 PM

Workers on ships at the site of the Gulf of Mexico British Petroleum (BP) oil spill are making final preparations to leave as a weakened Tropical Storm Bonnie nears.

Bonnie is now a tropical depression.

Relief well work has been suspended for at least 10 to 12 days.

Forecasters say Bonnie is packing winds near 55 kilometres per hour after crossing Florida.

BP has been evacuating workers since Wednesday and says that ships running the remote-operated vehicles monitoring the sea bed will be the last to leave the site and the first to return.

Forecasters say the centre of Bonnie made landfall at midday today near Cutler Bay, about 20 miles south of Miami.

Bonnie is moving west-northwest at 30 kilometres per hour and is expected to strengthen as it moves over the Gulf.