Coast Guard: a mile-long oil sheen spreading from site of burning Gulf platform off La. coastBy Alan Sayre, AP
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
The site of the explosion is west of where BP’s massive spill occurred.
The Coast Guard said no one was killed Thursday in the explosion. The blast was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site.
All 13 people aboard the rig were found floating in the water in survival gear.