Fire breaks out at Gulf production platform

A MASSIVE fire at Mariner Energy's Vermillion 380 production platform offshore Louisiana could sink an effort by the oil industry to resume deepwater exploration in the US.

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All 13 members of the platform's crew were evacuated safely and the company said no injuries were reported, though this was contradicted by US Coast Guard commander Cheri Ben-Iesau who told the AP

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