Coast Guard: natural gas platform blowout off coast of Terrebonne & Lafourche Parishes

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The U.S. Coast Guard confirms to WGNO News that they are responding to an platform blowout 40 miles south of Timbalier Bay, which is due south of the Terrebonne / Lafourche Parish line.

A total of 44 people were evacuated from the platform, and no serious injuries were reported.

The blowout happened just before 10 Tuesday morning on Hercules Rig #265.

The Coast Guard is sending boats and aircraft to the scene in order to do an environmental impact assessment.

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