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Archive: Wed Jul 2013

Drilling rig fire south of the Louisiana coast

The shallow-water natural gas drilling rig Hercules 265 (located in about 150 feet of water, 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana) caught fire late in the evening on 23 July 2013. This fire event was captured by polar orbiting satellites with VIIRS, MODIS, and AVHRR instruments (above) and also... Read More