Oil platform off Texas catches fire

Oil platform off Texas catches fire

9 March 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to a report of an oil platform fire approximately three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a Magellan-owned platform on fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat crew to the area.

Once on scene, the response boat crew established a 200-yard safety zone. There were no persons aboard the platform at the time of the fire and at approximately 6:30 p.m. the response boat crew reported the fire was out.

A team of firefighters, coordinated by O’Brien’s Response Management, arrived on the platform and confirmed the fire was out, as well as no visible signs of pollution.  Read More


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