Offshore oil platform burning in Gulf of Mexico — Coast Guard says “something” has happened (PHOTO)

Published: November 16th, 2012 at 11:08 am ET
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UPDATE: Coast Guard: Two workers missing from burning oil platform in Gulf -- Four airlifted off

WWL, Nov. 16, 2012 at 11a ET:

The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms there is an offshore platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says the platform in question is a shallow water platform located in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.

A spokesman says the Coast Guard just activated a “command center” to investigate the incident. [...]

KLFY:

Source: KLFY

This a picture of an oil platform in the Gulf sent to us by a viewer.

We are working to gather confirmed information. The Coast Guard tells us “something” has happened but they are still gathering information.

[...]

This image is from a friend in the gulf. He says it is west delta.

Published: November 16th, 2012 at 11:08 am ET
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