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Search goes on for 11 missing in oil rig blast

 

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A Coast Guard helicopter and rescue plane resumed the search this morning for 11 workers missing after a massive explosion aboard an oil platform off the Louisiana coast. The rig continued to burn as supply vessels shot water into it try to control the flames enough to keep it from sinking. Rescue crews have covered the 1,940-square-mile search area by air 12 times and by boat five times, Petty Officer Casey Baker said this morning. The boats continued searching all night. Officials hoped the 11 missing workers might have been able to get to a covered lifeboat with enough supplies to surviv...



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