Coast Guard responds to platform fire near Corpus Christi, Texas

A Magellan platform on fire approximately three miles off Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, March 7, 2018. A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas boat crew was launched to the platform and enforced a 300-yard safety zone. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Magellan platform on fire approximately three miles off Bob Hall Pier near Corpus Christi, Texas, March 7, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil platform fire approximately three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Wednesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a Magellan owned platform on fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boast-Medium boat crew to the area.

Once on scene, the response boat crew established a 200-yard safety zone. There were no persons aboard the platform at the time of the fire and at approximately 6:30 p.m. the response boat crew reported the fire was out.

A team of firefighters, coordinated by O’Brien’s Response Management, arrived on the platform and confirmed the fire was out, as well as no visible signs of pollution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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