Oil rig fire update
UPDATE: Coast Guard Captain Ed Cubanski: two people remain missing. Nine people were medivaced to four area hospitals. Eleven people were evacuated.
Rig stands in 56 feet of water.
Workers were using a torch to cut a 3-inch line that was 75 feet long. That line had 28 gallons of oil, which sparked the fire. There is an oil sheen a half a mile by 200 yards wide.
Black Elk Energy is setting up a command center in Houma.
Three commercial vessels are putting water on the fire, which they believe is structurally sound.