Coast Guard reports pipeline rupture, fire
CYPREMORT POINT - A pipeline ruptured while a dive operation vessel was doing work Wednesday night.
The Coast Guard said two crew members were injured and were being escorted to Houma. The rupture happened about 25 miles south of Marsh Island. Marsh Island is between the Gulf of Mexico and both Vermilion Bay and West Cote Blanche Bay.
The pipeline caught on fire after the rupture, the Coast Guard reported in a news release early Thursday morning. The fire had been extinguished.
The pipeline owner was sending a crew to repair the rupture. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
An aircraft from the Coast Guard was dispatched to monitor the situation.
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