The Coast Guard reports that an oil platform 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana owned by the Houston-based firm Black Elk Energy caught fire this morning. According to the latest report, Two crewmembers are dead, four are in critical condition, and the Coast Guard is still looking for two who are missing. A…
What do you do with an oil platform after it has outlived its usefulness? You've got this giant structure, set up for people to live and work on it, and it's solidly sunk into the ocean floor.
An oil production platform in the Vermilion Bay exploded today around 9:30am, with 13 people on board. One crew member was injured, and 12 are in the water in immersion suits. As of 10:30am the rig was still on fire.