Mariner-Energy’s Vermilion Oil rig 380 exploded off the coast of Louisiana

The Mariner Energy-owned Vermilion Oil rig 380 exploded today about 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Crew rescue efforts are presently underway by the Coast Guard.

The full consequences of the explosion are yet to be known, including the impacts on the lives of the 13 crew members aboard who will be faced with picking up the pieces after an enormous trauma.

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