BREAKING: Two Hurt in Oil Platform Fire in the Gulf, Coast Guard Responding

NEW ORLEANS (WKRG) –Two men were hurt Wednesday in a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf. a 54-year-old suffered from flash burns, and a 29-year-old had a sprained wrist and concussion. The Coast Guard says the platform fire happened about 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile launched an aircrew to check out the scene. They reported that the fire was mostly out, there was a small flame coming out of a pipe on the platform.

Emergency crews flew the injured men to a hospital in Galveston, Texas. There were 46 crew members aboard the Shell Enchilada when the fire happened. The evacuated the platform by lifeboat and a boat took them to another nearby platform.

The Coast Guard reports a light sheen north of the platform.

 

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