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He is now the new report suggesting there are two people missing and that oil platform fire we told you about.
At the beginning of our -- just breaking now we have on the phone with us Coast Guard captain -- negotiate.
I captain what can you tell us about this fire.
Well good -- and about 9 o'clock this morning the Coast Guard received a report -- the fire on a platform about twenty miles south to grand isle Louisiana.
The report that we haven't had 28 people were on board.
And after the fire occurred commercial helicopters evacuated.
Individuals -- on that platform.
To a nearby platforms so we're still working on full accountability for the people that were there.
Weeks we have heard reports -- -- being flown to the hospital and two.
Being missing or as you know when -- it comes up reports to being dad can you confirm any of that press.
44 individuals have been for the west Jefferson hospital for injuries.
You know we've we've we've gotten conflicting reports about two dead about two missing.
And so were we were really not sure until we get confirmation on the facts -- that.
Until that happens because Kurdish forces search and rescue effort around -- platform we've got two boats -- As -- to fixed wing aircraft in there a number of other book vessels that are help.
Think Kevin and I have to say is we hear about this we think about the BP oil spill -- we think about that deep deep water horizon.
Incident this is not in the same area -- can you tell us a little bit about the area that this is in and how that affects your mission right now.
Sure didn't look very different incidentally the wanted to occurred several years ago this million shallow water it's a platform it's actually 62 -- for.
And at the time -- the fire it had been not not producing oil so it it's not had not been pumping oil prior to this incident.
Up into the platform -- that of the pipelines.
Well -- think happened from a neutral person were getting on scene as it did this platform was under some maintenance and construction.
It has some workers might have cut into piped it has some oil and -- and that oral qualifier.
-- so what's next with what is the next hour look like.
That we're gonna continue our search and rescue efforts put our our first.
Object appears to get a full accountability the people that were there.
And in the fire still burning by the way I mean -- -- is a fire outdoors and still an active scene if you will.
Good question just got a confirmation from our Coast Guard boats -- There's no visible fire on the platform there's a little bit of smoke but not nearly as much that that was -- there before.
And if there -- three vessels.
Three commercial boats that are still pumping water onto the platform so it seems like the fire's -- nearly out.
-- -- some good news we would like to have breaking news like that cats and you've been most helpful.
We'll stay close to you and and continue to watch the story as a progress -- thank you so much.
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