A fire at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico


7.03.11.Na oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico today, there was a fire. As reported by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire managed to eliminate, from the platform evacuated two people. According to available information, the incident no one was hurt.
Currently on the site there are two emergency vehicle equipped with fire suppression systems. "This is a safety measure — in case a fire breaks out again," — said the Coast Guard officials.

According to them, the cause of the fire is unknown. Professionals arrive on the platform for inspection only after will have confidence that it is safe to be on.

The oil platform is located 80 km from the coastal islands of Grand Isle (Louisiana). Its owner is "Arena offshore." Oil production on the platform was stopped two weeks ago, according to ITAR-TASS.


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