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Apr 23, 2010 7:09 PM by Melissa Canone

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For 11 Missing

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is calling off its
search for 11 workers missing since an explosion on an oil rig off
the Louisiana coast.
Rear Adm. Mary Landry calls it a very difficult decision.
The Coast Guard said Friday crews had spent three days searching
a large area surrounding the rig, but could not find the missing
11. Coast Guard officials searched by air and sea, hoping the
workers had made it to a lifeboat after the explosion.
Transocean Ltd. owns the platform. Nearly 100 made it off the
Deepwater Horizon safely after Tuesday night's blast. Seventeen
others were hurt.
The Coast Guard says it will resume the search if any ships in
the area see anything.

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