Oil Platform Catches Fire off Corpus Christi

A Magellan-owned oil platform, located three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, suffered a fire in the afternoon hours of March 7.

According to the United States Coast Guard, watchstanders received a report of the fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat crew to the area.

Once on scene, the response boat crew established a 200-yard safety zone. There were no persons aboard the platform at the time of the fire and at around 6:30 p.m. local time the response boat crew reported the fire was out.

A team of firefighters, coordinated by O’Brien’s Response Management, arrived on the platform and confirmed the fire was out, as well as no visible signs of pollution.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was launched.

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