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Offshore natural gas platform sinks off Venezuela

5 years ago May 13, 2010 May 13, 2010 Thursday, May 13 2010 Thursday, May 13, 2010 6:10:49 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

An offshore natural gas platform has sunk into the sea off the coast of Venezuela, and 95 workers have been safely rescued.

Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said all of the workers on the Aban Pearl platform off eastern Sucre state were safely evacuated, and he said the accident poses no threat to the environment.

He said the navy rescued the workers, and the gas platform has disappeared into the sea.

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