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Another Oil Rig explodes in the gulf

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NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is responding to a rig explosion and fire south of Grand Isle.


According to the Coast Guard, it happened 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. WWL-TV says it is offshore, west of Lafayette and about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay.


Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company about 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday.


The Coast Guard says that 13 people were on the rig and that all have been accounted for at this time. One is reported injured.






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