UPDATE: US Coast Guard completed an over flight Thursday confirming that the sheen from initial release is now unrecoverable Company was cleared to returned to the rig yesterday for repairs
An oil and natural gas platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. Officials say a light sheen on the water indicated an oil or gas leak. But, it dissipated earlier this afternoon. Three workers were safely evacuated by the Coast Guard. They were treated for minor cuts and bruises. It's a W&T Offshore Platform, located south of Louisiana's Coast. Coast Guard officials tell us no surrounding rigs or platforms were evacuated and they did get that fire under control. We'll keep you updated on this developing story.
UPDATE to BREAKING NEWS: The W&T Offshore platform is located in Ship Shoal 233B. The fire is under control. All were evacuated from the platform and 3 workers are being treated for minor scrapes and bruises
BREAKING NEWS: The Coast Guard tells NEWS 10 an oil platform in the Gulf is on fire. It's a W&T Offshore platform. They tell us it has been evacuated and 3 workers are being treated for minor injuries. No surrounding rigs or platforms have been evacuated. The Coast Guard says the fire is under control but still burning. Right now they are assessing for possible leaks. We are continuing to gather information.