Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Platform on Fire

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. Description from wikipedia. Image source US Coast Guard - 100421-G-XXXXL.


This image is part of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Geotagged flickr group (please join), the images appear in a multitouch exhibit. You can read more on our blog: BP Oil Spill Multitouch Mashup

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Taken on April 21, 2010
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