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. [...]
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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