WASHINGTON, Sept 3 The U.S. Interior Department
said late on Friday that government inspectors did not find any
oil leaking from Mariner Energy's ME.N platform that burned
in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Inspectors have reported no sign of pollution coming from
Mariner Energy Resources's Vermilion 380 platform during an
initial inspection of the facility today," the department's
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
that oversees offshore drilling said in a statement.
"The inspectors were on the platform for several hours
today and confirmed the safety shut-in valves for the
associated wells and incoming and outgoing pipelines are all
closed, and the platform's tanks and pumps are secure," the
(Reporting by Tom Doggett; editing by Carol Bishopric)