Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Orleans Times-Picayune provides good news day after big oil-rig explosion off Louisiana Gulf coast

11 missing oil rig crew members found safe after explosion, parish president says

By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune

April 21, 2010, 10:33AM
100421-G-XXXXL-010NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Lloyd.Rescuers have found the 11 people who went missing shortly after the oil drilling rig they were aboardexploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday, according to Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
Nungesser said he received reports that the workers are alive and safe.
The Coast Guard was trying to verify this information at 10:48 a.m.
No other details are immediately available. Stay with for more.

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