Coast Guard: No Oil Leaking from Rig that Exploded & Sunk
This will upset the anti-capitalist junk scientists…
No oil was leaking from the rig that exploded and sunk this week off of the Louisiana coast.
11 rig workers were lost in the devastating accident.
No oil appeared to be leaking from a drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled after the blast and prevent any threat to the coast’s fragile ecosystem.
The search continued for 11 workers missing after the explosion late Tuesday on the Deepwater Horizon, though family members said they had been told they probably did not survive.
The rig burned for nearly two days until it sank Thursday morning. The fire was out, but officials initially feared as much as 336,000 gallons of crude oil a day could be rising from the sea floor nearly 5,000 feet below.
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry said Friday morning that no oil appeared to be leaking from a well head at the ocean floor, nor was any leaking at the water’s surface. But she said crews were closely monitoring the rig for any more crude that might spill out.
Please keep the friends and families of these lost rig workers in your thoughts and prayers.