That is what the $20B slush fund is for. The equipment should be purchased by the Coast Guard and billed to the slush fund.
If you set up an escrow account you do not pay for things separately from the escrow account.
BP was willing to pay for the clean-up, but they underestimated all the crooks coming out of the woodwork to scam money off of them. They would be better off taking this to court. You can't deal with mobs and thugs.
Just the first in a long series of No's
The big ones will be in court --- cases should be settled in 15 to 20 years!!!
By that time, the US Dollar will be worth minus 40 cents meaning the Gulf victims and the Feds will have to pay BP.