Plan A for BP and the Gulf oil spill was a multi ton blowout preventer. This high tech piece of equipment was meant to shut off oil from the well head some 5000 feet under the surface under a variety of circumstances.
That has failed.
Plan B is a massive clean up lasting for the next two decades.
Here's what a similar high tech piece of equipment looks like on the sea bed, and yes, that is a swordfish being rescued from the rig.