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The Mariner Energy Inc. Platform Fire

Map of Mariner and Deepwater Horizon

Located 100 miles south of Vermillion Bay, LA the Mariner Energy Inc. platform is in relatively shallow water only 320 feet vs. the mile deep water of the BP’s notorious Deepwater Horizon Rig (which is only 200 miles east of the M.E. Platform).

13 crewmembers miraculously escaped the platform by jumping into the ocean wearing “gumby suits.” All are currently safe on terra firma. One person was reported injured.

Mariner Energy, Inc., who owns the platform, has been involved in at least 13 incidents in the Gulf of Mexico since…Read Full Article on Celsias

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