USCG - Oil rig rescue

Posted by USCGBornReady on Nov. 12, 2009

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated two crewmen from an oil platform approximately 80 miles south of New Orleans, Nov. 9, 2009. The Coast Guard responded to a request to evacuate the men after a lift boat tied to the rig broke loose and damaged a walkway between a berthing platform and the main platform. The two men were hoisted into an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and transported to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. U.S. Coast Guard video. Visit us often at

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