EXCLUSIVES
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Boat Captain Describes Oil Rig Rescue

NEW ORLEANS - The captain of a boat that rescued 13 people who escaped an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico says the blast aboard the vessel was so sudden that they didn't have time to get in a lifeboat.

Dan Shaw from the Crystal Clear tells The Associated Press that his boat was 25 miles away when it received a distress call Thursday morning about the platform fire.

The 59-year-old captain says the workers were huddled together, holding hands in the water, where they had been for two hours. They were hungry and tired.

Shaw says the platform was in flames and there was a lot of smoke. He says he did not see any oil in the water. He says the workers did not explain what might have caused the explosion but they said painters were on board.



RELATED ARTICLES

Roller Coasters Crash at British Amusement Park

Four seriously injured when cars collide at one of Britain’s biggest amusement parks.

DuPont Protection Technologies Launches SafeSPEC™ Mobile

Mobile App Enables Easy-To-Read Content, Product and Technical Data From Anywhere

Scientists Work on ‘Battlefield MRI’

Los Alamos National Laboratory is designing a lower-tech, portable MRI.

California Woman Dies in Fall from Fair Ride

Patient fell 28 feet at San Bernardino County Fair.

69 Killed in Tanker Explosion in Nigeria

Runaway oil tanker exploded in a crowded bus station.

Cruise Ship Capsizes in China; Hundreds Missing

Over 400 missing after cruise ship capsizes on the Yangtze River.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts