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Barge hits platform; all crew rescued

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Coast Guard officials say bad weather is to blame for an incident that led to the evacuation of a platform off the coast of Cameron Parish. 

On Sunday a barge, operated by Turnkey Offshore Project Services, pushed into a platform which ripped a hole in the hull, causing the boat to start taking on water. As it began to sink, 66 crew members were rescued from the barge, a spokesman said. 

The hole was patched in time to stop the barge from sinking completely, a spokesman said. No injuries were reported.

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