Coast Guard extinguishes oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard reports that the oil production platform fire near Grand Isle, Louisiana, was extinguished Thursday.


Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at approximately 2:30 a.m. an oil production platform caught fire approximately 80 miles south of Grand Isle. Watchstanders directed the launch of an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, to conduct an over flight.

There were four people aboard the platform who evacuated into the water and were recovered by the offshore supply vessel Mary Wyatt Milano. There were no reported injuries.

The Crew of Mary Wyatt Milano and three other offshore supply vessels assisted in fighting the fire.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.