Another oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

The location in the Gulf of Mexico where Mariner Energy's oil rig exploded

 

An oil rig off the coast of Louisiana has exploded just west of BP’s disastrous oil spill and is burning, according to a report from the US Coast Guard.  

The platform, owned by Mariner Energy Inc., is located in shallow water (around 340 feet deep), unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig.  

Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer John Edwards said all 13 people aboard the Mariner rig were found floating in the water, sticking close together.  

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