Skip to comments.Gulf oil platform explodes, burning off La. coast
Posted on 09/02/2010 10:23:58 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
NEW ORLEANS, La. An offshore petroleum platform exploded and was burning Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, west of the site where BP's undersea well spilled after a rig explosion. The Coast Guard said no one was killed in the explosion, which was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site Thursday morning. All 13 people aboard the rig have been accounted for, with one injury. The extent of the injury was not known.
They were rescued from the water by an offshore service vessel, the Crystal Clear, said Coast Guard Cmdr. She said they were taken to a nearby platform. All were being flown to the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma to be checked over.
"Thirteen people were seen huddled together in the water wearing gumby suits or immersion suits, water protection suits, so we were able to confirm that all people were accounted for," Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer John Edwards said.
Seven Coast Guard helicopters, two airplanes and three cutters were dispatched to the scene from New Orleans, Houston and Mobile, Ala., Ben-Iesau said. She said authorities do not know whether oil
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Already posted, my bad
So many minds thinking alike on the various threads about this explosion..... just sayin'
You are right. The timing is QUITE remarkable! Most of what the Federal government says (At least 51%) and the media is Bull$hit!
Is the state of Louisiana gonna accept this as just another co-inky dink?
Non producing, shut-in well. No leak, no spill,no sheen. No deaths. Still burning. They were sanding and welding and-boom.That’s the latest from local news.
Mariner Energy. Completely engulfed in flames at 9:30 am. Production reportedly completely shut in. Jindal explaining live now. Nearly burned out now. One injury. Everyone accounted for. There were 7 active wells on the platform, one caught fire . All reported shut down.
Conflicting reports about a sheen sighted.
..there’s something wrong with our bloody platforms today..
Huge oil slick mentioned. Suuuuuuurrrrrreeeee.
Or.. There’s something sinister about Obama and his henchpeople.
SEE HERE :
The Latest Rig Explosion IS Leaking Oil — Mile-Long Sheen Seen
Earlier it was reported that a rig owned by Mariner Energy had exploded, but that there were no injuries or fatalities, and that it was a non-producing platform that was not at risk of spewing oil.
According to the Coast Guard, via @breakingnews, there IS a mile-long sheen that’s visible from the platform.
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You, rahbert, sir, are a devotee to either Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty... or lion tamer Clyde Beatty. With that quote, it is hard to pin down, ya know!
Coincidence? I don’t think so. Someone wants that moratorium against off shore drilling very badly.
For those who remember, this happened at least five separate times...
....and it also lends suspicion to what really caused the BP incident.