GULF OIL PLATFORM SPILL: What others are saying

Thursday, September 2, 2010 | 12:11 p.m. CDT; updated 12:33 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 2, 2010
An offshore oil platform owned by Mariner Energy of Houston exploded on Thursday. The rig is west of the site of the Deepwater Horizon accident and about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay, La.

An oil platform exploded Thursday morning 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay off the coast of Louisiana. Thirteen people were on the platform when it exploded.  All 13 have been rescued and taken to another platform until the coast guard arrives.  The platform was not producing when the explosion occurred.

To see a map of this platform explosion and the BP oil rig explosion, click here.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.