Post: Workers Rescued After Oil Rig Fire Breaks Out Near Port Arthur
Workers Rescued After Oil Rig Fire Breaks Out Near Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A fire aboard a decommissioned offshore oil rig platform briefly trapped nine shipyard workers Thursday until they were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.
The fire broke out shortly before 1 p.m. at a shipyard in Sabine Pass, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson told The Associated Press. Sabine Pass is where the Texas-Louisiana border meets the Gulf of Mexico, near Port Arthur.