Off the coast of the U.S. oil platform caught fire

Off the coast of the United States on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on fire. The fire was extinguished quickly. The incident resulted in no injuries. However, for reasons of further on-site security are two emergency vehicle equipped with fire suppression systems. Cause of fire unknown. In the near future to investigate the platform specialists arrive.

The oil platform is located 80 km from the coastal islands of Grand Isle Louisiana. Oil production there was halted two weeks ago.

Last April, a fire explosion on the BP rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest man-made catastrophe of the USA. The accident killed 11 people, the water got more than 4 million barrels of oil.

 

 

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