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Rig Fire at Mobile, Alabama Scrapyard

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Rig Fire at Mobile, Alabama Scrapyard

Mike Schuler
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March 8, 2023

A fire has broken out on a semi-submersible rig that is being dismantled in Mobile, Alabama.

Multiple fire units arrived on scene to discover a “multi-story, oil rig-like structure” with heavy smoke and flames, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department reported.

The platform is said to contain diesel, hydraulic fluid, and oil with other potential hazards on board.

Local news reports indicate the platform is being scrapped and the fire was sparked during hot work.

The platform is the MSS3 oil rig that is being dismantled at the Alabama Shipyard. The shipyard posted a video of the 130-foot tall derrick being taken down just the other day.

gCaptain is told there are no injuries.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department said crew are working in tandem to mitigate the incident as quickly as possible.

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