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Gulf Rig Explosion Update: Cutter Sees No Sign Of Leak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a cutter that's been patrolling the area around yesterday's oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico is not reporting any signs of leaks.

A helicopter will survey the site later in the day. The Coast Guard initially reported a sheen a mile long, but hours later it said crews were unable to find any spill.

The 13 workers who were on the platform were rescued. The owner of the rig, Mariner Energy of Houston, says it doesn't know what caused the fire. The workers who were pulled from the water afterward said there had been an explosion on board, but the company says it considers what happened a fire, not an explosion.

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