Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oil Rig Explodes | 2500 Feet Deep This Time

Oil Rig Explodes Vermilion 380
Florida Oil Spill .com just reviewed Coast Guard Reports in the media that another oil rig has exploded in 2500 feet of water. Associated Press reports an oil platform has exploded in the Gulf off Louisiana, injuring at least one person. The Coast Guard tells MSNBC that the platform is still burning, but says it is not a drilling rig. Vermilion 380 is a fixed platform owned by Mariner Energy located west of the BP spill site in about 2,500 feet of water.

Update 5:45 pm EST: ABC News reports, "A press release from the Mariner Energy said an initial examination of the site revealed no leaking oil."