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CIMB: Fire subsides after gulf rig partially collapses
A Gulf of Mexico drilling rig partially collapsed off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire because of a ruptured natural gas well, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
The blaze broke out after a blowout on the Hercules 265 natural gas platform at around 10:45 p.m. local time Monday.
Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, said no one was on board when the fire started and it was not known what sparked it. She said an investigation into the cause of incident was “well under way.”
Yahoo NEWS: Gulf rig partially collapses in fire off Louisiana: U.S. government.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A shallow-water Gulf of Mexico drilling rig has partially collapsed off the coast of Louisiana after catching fire because of a ruptured natural gas well, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said beams supporting the derrick and rig floor on the Hercules Offshore jackup rig had crumpled over the rig structure.
A third firefighting vessel was en route to the scene, though no sheen was seen on the water’s surface during overflights conducted on Wednesday morning, the regulator said.
Rig Zone: Natural Gas Well Bridged; Hercules Rig Fire Continues
The flow of natural gas has been contained at a natural gas well located in 154 feet of water 55 miles offshore of Louisiana at South Timbalier, Block 220, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a statement to the press July 25
Rig Zone: Fire Out on Hercules Rig and Natural Gas Well, Gas Flow Halted
The natural gas well blowout and fire earlier in the week that spread to a jackup, causing part it to collapse, has gone out. The well owner and governmental organizations have set up a Unified Command to secure the well, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a release Friday.
Firefighting vessels remain on the scene, working with the well owner, the rig owner, the U.S. Coast Guard, Wild Well Control, and other relevant parties, BSEE said.