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All ship lanes open despite Gulf spill - officials

HOUSTON, May 10 (Reuters) - All shipping lanes on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast remained open Monday despite the spreading oil spill offshore, officials said. "All shipping channels are open and should remain open," a Coast Guard spokeswoman said. "We have cleaning stations on hand should any vessels need to be cleaned." (Reporting by Bruce Nichols) ((Email: b.nichols@thomsonreuters.com; +1 713 210 8510; Reuters Messaging: bruce.nichols.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: OIL RIG/LEAK SHIPPING (For help: Click "Contact Us" in your desk top, click here or call 1-800-738-8377 for Reuters Products and 1-888-463-3383 for Thomson products; For client training: training.americas@thomsonreuters.com ; +1 646-223-5546) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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