Skip to comments.Explosion On West Cote Blanche Platform
Posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
The U.S. Coast Guard says an explosion took place on a platfrom near West Cote Blanche around 9 a.m. today. Four people were put on medivac transport and taken out of the area, and are now hospitalized. Two people remain missing.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, did not immediately have information on the conditions of those taken to hospitals. Lally says two helicopters, an airplane and small boats were sent to the area. The Coast Guard has now confirmed that the fire is out on the platform.
The production platform is owned by Black Elk Energy. It is about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.
We will update this story throughout the day as more information becomes available.
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Oooh! BLACK Elk. THAT’S RACIST!!!
Maybe so. Now that the election is over and he has "more flexibility", this could just be the ticket he needs to stop all off shore drilling in the name of environmental safety.
Now saying two dead, two missing.
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