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Published:September 2nd, 2010 13:08 EST
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Oil Leaking Again in the Gulf of Mexico: Oil Rig The Vermilion Bay 380 Explosion

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"The Vermilion Bay 380 oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Louisiana, WDSU reports. Thirteen workers aboard the rig were reportedly thrown into the water, but have been accounted for." Read More

This is breaking news, and the reports are sketchy. CNN is reporting that one worker is still missing.

oil rigThe details may be sketchy at this point in time, but one thing is crystal clear: Off-shore drilling poses an extreme danger to the environment, the residents who live nearby, and the oil workers.

The Coast Guard has multiple helicopters and cutters en route to the scene of the accident.

Is this another BP type disaster? The Coast Guard has stated that it has oil spill response assets on stand by.

Petty Officer Bill Colclough said, "One person is missing and twelve people are in their survival suits in the water." 

The oil rig is owned by Mariner Energy. The SOP will keep you up to date.

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