"U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough tells CNN that 12 people from the production platform are in water immersion suits as they await rescue.Washington Post updates:
Colclough told CNN there are reports the production platform is still on fire.
'We don't know what caused the rig to catch on fire,' he told CNN, noting the incident is under investigation.
Asked about concerns regarding oil leaks or pollution, Colclough said 'there are reports the rig was not actively producing any product, so we don't know if there's any risk of pollution.'
The incident comes nearly five months after a separate explosion on a BP rig in the Gulf triggered oil leak disaster."
All 13 people on board the Vermilion Oil Rig 380 have been accounted for, and the one who was injured is being transported to a hospital, Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough said.
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