Deepwater Horizon: Rig reports fire

The semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon has reported a fire onboard, says Transocean Ltd.

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland -- The semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon has reported a fire onboard, says Transocean Ltd. The rig is in the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi Canyon block 252, 41 mi (66 km) offshore Louisiana.

Transocean reports its Emergency and Family Response teams, the US Coast Guard, and oeprator BP Exploration & Production Inc. are responding. The reports says "a substantial majority of the 126 member crew is safe but some crew members remain unaccounted for at this time."

04/21/2010

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