Vessel struck a production platform in Gulf of Mexico and sinks

By Accidents

According to U.S. news an offshore supply vessel struck a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico on 14th of June, 2013 and sank. All twenty people aboard the offshore supply tug were safely transferred to another vessel.

Petty Officer of Coast Guard, Ivan Barnes reported that none of the 16 passengers or 4 crew members on the vessel was injured. The accident occurred shortly after 9:15 a.m. about 15 nautical miles west of Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The Coast Guard reported a boom was used to contain a small amount of fuel that obviously spilled from the offshore tug boar and left a sheen on the surface.

The boat was operated by B&J Martin Inc  of Galliano.