No Oil Spilling From Sunken Rig, Official Says

The rig was finishing work on a new well at the floor of the Gulf when it was rattled by an explosion late Tuesday night. The 115 survivors that have been accounted for said they scrambled from the burning rig, some piling into lifeboats, others jumping into the gulf, risking the more than 75-foot dive into the sea.

The rig is about twice the size of a football field and can drill up to 30,000 feet deep, according to Transocean's website.

Transocean's vice president, Adrian Rose, told the Associated Press Thursday the explosion appeared to be a blowout, meaning natural gas or oil forced its way up a well pipe and damaged equipment.

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