According to the U.S. Coast Guard as reported in USA Today, another oil rig explosion in the Gulf occurred this morning and is located 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. No deaths and one injury have been reported. The location of the explosion does not pose a threat for leaking oil and is not a drilling platform. Reports of another oil rig explosion in the Gulf have many worried.
Reportedly the oil platform is owned by Mariner Energy and is located west of the BP oil spill. It is also only 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay on the Louisiana Coast. This report of another oil rig explosion in the Gulf comes just one month following the successful capping of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill explosion.
Search and rescue is the focus of the explosion at this point. The reason behind the explosion is yet unclear. Another oil rig explosion in the Gulf has many questioning the safety of these rigs. Further reports will soon follow as information becomes available.
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