CultureMap acquired the first picture of the Mariner Energy oil rig fire. The photo taken from a distance shows the platform burning.
Thirteen workers were rescued from the rig — one had injuries.The Coast Guard sent in seven helicopters and several vessels to pull off a rescue. Mariner Energy's Patrick Cassidy first told CNBC that early indications are that no oil was spilled in the incident, but now the Associated Press is reporting that there is a one-mile-long visible sheen.
Mariner Energy is a Houston-based company and the photo came from a source of editor-at-large Shelby Hodge.