T&T Salvage Responds to Oil Platform Fire Off Galveston Island

By MarEx 2013-08-19 14:26:00

A Galveston-based firefighting team was dispatched to an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico. 

According to the USCG, the unmanned platform was believed to be the casualty of a lightning strike in the early morning hours, 18 August.  

The T&T firefighting team arrived on board a 95 ft Fast Response Vessel and the salvage support barge CURTIS T, armed with portable high capacity fire pumps and a cache of firefighting foam.   

The fire was quickly controlled with no significant reports of pollution.  

Additionally, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire and all T&T personnel have returned safely. 

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