Posted: Nov 16, 2012 12:15 PM by Ian Auzenne
Updated: Nov 16, 2012 12:15 PM
The spokesman for the United States Coast Guard says there are not confirmed fatalities from this morning's platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The spokeman said in a noon press conference that 26 people were on the platform this morning. Four left the platform before the incident as part of a routine rotation, leaving 22 on the platform at the time of the explosion. Eleven workers were airlifted to various hospitals. Nine others were taken to offshore supply vessels. Two workers are missing. The spokesman says the fire has been put out on the platform. The spokesman added there is an oil sheen a half-mile long in the Gulf.