Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

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    GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) - The Coast Guard is responding to another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

    According to the Coast Guard, 13 people were onboard when it exploded and caught fire Thursday morning.

    Everyone is accounted for. Officials are reporting one injury.

    The injured worker is being taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center.

    The other workers are in the water in immersion suits.

    The rig is located about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay.

    Rescue choppers from New Orleans and Houston are responding.

    The explosion happened around 9:30 a.m. and as of 10:30 a.m. it was still on fire.

    Coast Guard officials said they do not yet know if there is any type of leak associated with this explosion.

    They said it was not actively producing product, but they will investigate whether there is any type of environmental impact.

    The rig is known as "Vermilion 398."

    The rig is owned by Mariner Energy, which is based in Houston.

    The company has an office in Lafayette.


    http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=13089364
     
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    Damn!
    Seems someone needs a bit of regulation. They can't seem to put safety before profit, which is exactly what caused the last one. It appears someone is going to have to step in and keep an eye on them.
    It's either that, or fine them so extremely, that they'll make DAMN sure to never let it happen again. And by that, I mean put them on the brink of financial ruin. Shareholders will scream bloody murder, and corporate heads will roll.
     
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    I wish that some more regulations were on the horizon spazz. But there just aren't.
    BP dictated to our govt where planes could fly during this whole mess.
    I think its pretty clear who's in charge.
     
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    Oh hell yeah. Big money, especially oil money has run this country for decades. It's nothing new. It's just been taken to the next level.
     
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    Is everyone ok?
     
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    I break big stories.
     
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    found thread lock :yay:
     
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