Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said Thursday afternoon that crews was unable to confirm the oil sheen. The Coast Guard says platform owner Mariner Energy reported a sheen about a mile long and 100 feet wide. But the company has said in a statement that an initial flyover didn't find an oil spill.
Just hours ago, the Coast Guard had reported a mile-long, 100-feet-wide sheen on the surface of the ocean near the platform fire. It's great news if they were mistaken.