Oil Rig Explodes off Louisiana Coast

Here we go again…

According to reports, an offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. The explosion took place west of the site of the April blast that caused a massive oil spill and clean up effort.

It sounds like this explosion is not as bad as the previous one so let’s hope that all are accounted for and that we don’t have another massive spill.

From the Associated Press:

The Coast Guard said initial reports indicated all 13 crew members from the rig were in the water. One was injured, but there were no deaths.

The platform owned by Mariner Energy is in about 2,500 feet of water, the Coast Guard said, and was not currently producing.

About 206 million gallons of oil from an undersea well spilled into the Gulf after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.

From CNN:

The accident took place 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana on the Vermilion Oil rig 380, which is owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy.

The Coast Guard has multiple helicopters, an airplane and several Coast Guard cutters en route. It’s unknown if there are any injuries.

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One Comment on “Oil Rig Explodes off Louisiana Coast”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    I saw this on the News. Along with being pissed just looking at this Rig out in the beautiful blue Water and knowing why it’s there (I am totally against our dependency on Oil and more Drilling), my first thought was that Obama supposedly had “Suspended” additional Drillings for at least six months, and that, before resuming, a complete new Program was to be Devised and Approved between Oil Companies and the Government, with set Precautionary measures and Fail-safe Back-up Plans. It appears that Obama has not kept his Word, and, to my knowledge, the second Issue is not in sound place. Fortunately, I understand that all the Crew Members were Rescued and are fine, but, personally, I’m sick to death of the Oil Companies paying-off the Government and running our Country, and the Government continuing to Bend-over, while it’s our People, our Waters, our Marine Life, and our
    Money getting screwed up the ass. We all know there are effective Alternatives, and I think it’s the highest of Crimes that we’re deliberately kept from using them because they definitely don’t want us to. They’re all not going to be happy until their Power, Greed, and crooked “Politics” create even bigger problems in the Environment and the Economy, after they’ve Destroyed what litte we have left of both. It’s all going in a real bad Direction… and it’s just a matter of Time. JMO.

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