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Oil sheen reported near burning platform: Coast Guard

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said a 1-nautical-mile-by-100-foot (1.85-km-by-30.5-meter) oil sheen had been reported at the site of a Mariner Energy platform in the Gulf of Mexico that was on fire Thursday after a morning explosion.

The fire on board the platform located 90 miles south of the Louisiana coast was contained as of 12 noon CDT (1700 GMT) but had not been put out, the Coast Guard said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba

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