Video: Two Rescued From Oil Rig Fire

Platform was shut down two weeks ago and it was not in production.


 
 

| Monday, March 7, 2011


NEW ORLEANS - Two men were rescued after an oil rig platform caught fire about 50 miles off Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

The GI 102A is owned Arena Energy which said it had shut down the platform two weeks ago and it was not in production, U.S. Coast Guard officials said in a news release.

The two men used a life capsule to escape the blaze, and were picked up by a nearby vessel. The fire is out and the men were taken to West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, said Petty Officer Steve Lehmann.

The Bureau of Oceans and Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement will verify the status of the wells and the platform, as well as investigate the cause of the fire.



Bernice Norris, a marketing manager for Arena Energy, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment on Sunday.

The Guard release said Arena had hired firefighters in case the fire reignited. Guard officials said no pollution had been observed.

The Coast Guard has established a 1,000-yard security zone around the platform and a temporary flight restriction.



Related Links:



Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, water rescue, smoke inhalation, medevac, burns, airway

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Kentucky Firefighters, Medics Drill for Ebola

Lexington firefighters and medics prepare for possible patients.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Mid-South EMTs Prepare for Ebola

Mid-South EMTs are certified for service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ebola Changes How North Carolina EMS Responds to Calls

Concern about virus spread leads to new protocols.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Oklahoma Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Cases

Training and preparation are keys for metro hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Ottawa Shooting Incident

Solider is shot by gunman at national memorial in Ottawa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Life Link III Trauma Tactics Conference in Minnesota

Conference was designed to enhance the skills of providers of all levels, covering rescue and prehospital situations, to transport and in-hospital treatment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS Tailgating

Rigs converted for football.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >