Vermilion Oil Rig 380
September 2, 2010 by USA Post
Vermilion Oil Rig 380, U.S. Coast Guard Bureau in Port Arthur, Texas, says ABC26 News that an explosion was reported on the Vermillion 380 platform, operated by Mariner Energy, at 9:30 am on Thursday as a commercial helicopter company.
The Coast Guard said all 13 crewmembers of the platform were in the water after the explosion, wearing immersion suits. The crewmembers were rescued by the OSV transparent glass and taken to another platform. Coast Guard helicopters are being used to transport rescued from Terrebonne General Medical Center.
Seven helicopters are responding to the explosion, five rescue helicopters in New Orleans, Houston 4, 2 have been diverted to work on the site of deep water drilling Horizon. Four Coast Guard are also on the way: decisively, the Harry Claiborne, skipjack and Manta. An airplane, an HC-144 aircraft Guardian Coast Guard Training Center in Mobile, Alabama, is also on the road.
There is a 5 nautical miles of restricting air traffic over the Vermillion 380, which is about 2,500 feet of water and there is now, according to the Coast Guard.
The explosion at the Vermillion 380 produces just 4 four months after an explosion at oil rig in deep waters Horizon BP, which killed 11 workers and threw an estimated 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
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