Offshore natural gas platform sinks off Venezuela

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Posted: May 13, 2010 7:10 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: natural gas, platform, sink, Venezuela

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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