April 23, 2010 / 1:26 PM / 7 years ago

Oil not flowing from sunken rig or well - USCG

HOUSTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Inspection of a sunken oil drilling rig and damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana indicated no oil was leaking from the rig or the well, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.

“As of right now, the spill is not growing,” a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

The Transocean Deepwater Horizon sank Thursday after burning since Tuesday following an explosion while trying to temporarily cap a new well 42 miles (68 kilometers) southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

Eleven workers are still missing. (Reporting by Bruce Nichols; Editing by John Picinich)

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