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Oil Rig Explosion

April 21, 2010 by Post Team 

Oil Rig ExplosionOil Rig Explosion:126 workers were on the oil platform in deep water horizon when the explosion occurred at 10 pm Tuesday, 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana Most people on the rig were evacuated from the coast by the Coast Guard U.S..

But at least 12 workers were missing and 8 dangerously wounded following an explosion at a BP Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

Authorities were searching for the missing workers who evacuated early Wednesday after an explosion at an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana.

Senior Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike O’Berry said the BP Oil Rig explosion occurred at 10 pm Tuesday, 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, while 126 workers were on board the platform.

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the waters in the Gulf of Mexico by others in the water near the platform with helicopters and boats.

Senior Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike O’Berry also said that four helicopters, four Coast Guard vessels and aircraft were helping to search for some workers who were reported missing on Wednesday.

No deaths were reported, but Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike O’Berry Senior said he had some injuries. He did not know how many.

TV news reports said the deep-sea oil rig Horizonte, owned by Transocean (NYSE: RIG) and is operated by BP (NYSE: BP), was in flames after the blast late afternoon Tuesday April 20, 2010 .

At the same time, fire boats were still fighting the fire at the oil platform, called Deepwater Horizon.

“It is burning pretty good and there is no estimate on when the fire went out,” said O’Berry.

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