Image courtesy of Amada44/Wikimedia Commons.

Three people suffered minor injuries on Wednesday from an offshore pipeline blaze near Marsh Island in Louisiana.

According to Reuters, the fire started during maintenance work at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP’s Gulf South offshore natural gas pipeline.

At least two of the injured workers were aboard the dive operation vessel Ms. Kerci at the time of the accident, Marine Link said.

The names of the injured workers and the extent of their injuries has not been disclosed yet.

The U.S. Coast Guard was notified about the incident around 8:30 p.m and responded to the fire.

No leaks or environmental impacts were reported.

The fire was extinguished Wednesday night.

“The line has been shut-in and there has been no negative impact on customers,” the company told Reuters.

Another vessel has been deployed to repair the pipeline rupture, Maritime News said.

The company said maintenance work will resume on the pipeline after the incident has been investigated.

Boardwalk has not disclosed when it expects the line to resume normal operations.

The pipeline is owned by Gulf South Pipeline Co ,a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houston-based Boardwalk Pipeline.

The Gulf South Pipeline system had an average daily throughput of about 2.9 billion cubic feet per day in 2013.

The system includes 7,400 miles of pipeline and gathers gas from basins between Texas and Alabama for delivery to markets in the Northeast and Southeast, Reuters added.


Leave a Reply