Coast Guard: no sign of oil leak after Gulf platform fire, but crews continue to monitorBy Alan Sayre, AP
Thursday, September 2, 2010
No sign of oil spill after Gulf platform fire
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Coast Guard is saying there are no immediate signs of a spill from an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
All 13 crew members were rescued from the water in the second such disaster in the Gulf in less than five months.
The Coast Guard initially reported an oil sheen a mile long and 100 feet wide had begun to spread from the site of the fire, about 200 miles west of the site of BP’s massive spill. But officials said at a Thursday afternoon news conference that boats at the platform have not seen any oil sheen.
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