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US Coast Guard Responding To Fire On Oil Platform Off Louisiana Coast

Thursday, January 5, 2017 6:22
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The US Coast Guard said on Thursday morning it was responding to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on an oil platform about 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. It was not immediately clear whose platform it was.

The Coast Guard says four people aboard the platform evacuated and were rescued by a supply vessel. No injuries have been reported.

Four vessels are fighting the fire and the cause is under investigation. The USCG said a Clean Gulf oil spill response organization is enroute to platform

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Source: http://silveristhenew.com/2017/01/05/us-coast-guard-responding-to-fire-on-oil-platform-off-louisiana-coast/

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