As the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon continues to pile into the Gulf of Mexico, moving the oil spill closer and closer to the shore line, the Coast Guard is responding to another oil rig that overturned in Louisiana.
The second oil rig won’t be nearly as disastrous as the first. The mobile inland drilling unit (MIDU)l was being towed through inland waters near Morgan City, La, when it overturned.
The MIDU has a 20,000 gallon diesel fuel capacity, but there is no word as to how much fuel was on board when the oil rig capsized. The Coast Guard is reporting that there is no oil leak.
“The rig is not leaking fuel at this time. As a precaution, 500 feet of containment boom has been deployed around the rig, with an additional 500 feet arriving to provide a secondary string within the canal,” the Coast Guard said in a report.