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Oil Platform Explodes: Vermilion Rig 380 Explosion

An oil rig 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded earlier today. All 13 aboard are accounted for. The rig was apparently inactive, so the Coast Guard's unsure of the risk of another BP-like disaster.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 10:47 a.m. ET

Posted on September 2, 2010, at 12:32 p.m. ET

  • Vermilion Rig 380

    It's about 80 miles offshore, west of New Orleans. The rig is still on fire.

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