Two crew onboard support ship injured in blaze from pipeline rupture

Two men suffered injuries when a natural gas pipeline ruptured and caught fire while they were working on it from a dive support vessel (DSV) in US Gulf of Mexico waters.

The incident occurred about 25 miles south of Marsh Island in Louisiana and the US Coast Guard (USCG) responded to the scene of the pipeline blaze.

Both men aboard the supply ship Ms. Kerci (built 2001) were taken to hospital in Houma where their injuries were aid to be minor.

The blaze has been extinguished and the owner of the pipeline, Boardwalk/Gulf South Pipeline Co., is sending another vessel to repair the rupture.

An investigation will be undertaken into the cause of the rupture and blaze.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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