Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Gulf of Mexico
Breton Sound Block 21 oil platform fire.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by MST3 Liam Mcdonnell) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to a report of a platform fire near Breton Island. The platform fire continues to burn. The maximum potential release has been reduced from 4,000 barrels to 130 barrels. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. from the...

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a platform fire near Breton Island, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. from the offshore supply vessel Miss Katherine reporting a fire on board an oil production platform in Breton Sound Block 21. All 28 people aboard the platform were evacuated to the offshore supply vessel and were taken...