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A commercial helicopter company reported the blast around 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats were en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.
The Coast Guard said initial reports indicated all 13 crew members from the rig were in the water. One was injured, but there were no deaths.
The platform owned by Mariner Energy (NYSE:ME) is in about 2,500 feet of water, the Coast Guard said, and was not currently producing.
On April 21, 2010, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP filed a class action lawsuit (the “Complaint”) in the Court of Chancery against Mariner Energy, Inc.
Before being rescued by the support boats, all 13 workers were given special immersion suits to protect them from the water