Another Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf Waters

By Scott Sarvay

September 2, 2010 Updated Sep 2, 2010 at 5:40 PM EDT

GULF OF MEXICO (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Another offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest oil rig is located 200-miles west of the Deep-Water Horizon site that exploded in April.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats are en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.

The rig, which is in about 2,500 feet of water, is owned by Mariner Energy of Houston and is not an active production site.

One of the 13 workers on the platform was injured.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.