yet, on the surface, oil is washing ashore in four states, including florida. joining me this morning, the man leading the massive federal response, coast guard admiral thad allen. thanks for joining us. >> good morning, jake. >> what is the latest? >> from midnight in the last 24 hours, about 10,000 barrels were collected. >> the ceo of bp, anthony hayward, says he hopes it will contain a majority of the oil. do you agree? >> that's correct. they're trying take the pressure. take the pressure off. we're not going to know how much oil is coming out until they optimize production. they're trying to raise production slowly. 6,000 the day before, 10,000 yesterday. >> a lot of talk about in 1993, the saudis had an oil spill. they used huge tankers to vacuum up the oil. how come we have not used that?