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BATON ROUGE, La. — In a statement on the Philippine embassy website, it is reported that on Friday, Nov. 23, a second oil rig worker who was hospitalized for injuries at the Baton Rouge General Burn Center, has died.

Photo shows oil platform owned by Houston-based Black Elk Energy on Friday, November 16, 2012. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed Sunday, Nov. 18, that the body that was recovered by the oil rig accident site on Saturday evening was one of two missing Filipino maritime workers. The company says it has expanded its search for the other missing worker.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – One body of the two missing oil rig workers has been recovered Saturday evening at 5:25 p.m. CST in 30 feet of water near the site of the oil rig fire by divers who were contracted by the owner of the oil platform.

Body was found close to the leg of the oil rig platform in about 30 feet of water on Saturday evening Nov 17, 2012, near where the explosion and fire occurred on Friday, Nov 16, 2012.

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The U.S. Coast Guard continued their search Saturday, Nov. 17, for two oil rig workers who still remain missing the day after a fire broke out on an oil platform approximately 25 miles south of Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. The two men are feared dead.

Commercial vessels extinguish a platform fire on board West Delta 32 about 25 miles south of Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. First responders evacuated eleven workers and nine others were taken by helicopter to hospitals. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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GRAND ISLE, La – - Two people are reported missing following an explosion and fire that occurred on an oil platform operated by Black Elk Energy about 20 miles south of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico on November 16, 2012. According to a report from KHOU-TV, the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms that a fire has erupted in a Gulf oil rig off the Louisiana coast.

Two people are missing after an oil rig explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico off the south coast of Louisiana on November 16, 2012.

The U.S. Coast Guard received reports at about 9:15 a.m. Central Time that on Friday morning, November 16, 2012 there was an explosion and fire aboard an oil rig about 20 miles south of Grand Isle, LA. ... Read More

A pair of sailors are back on dry land after being caught in a storm and then being pulled from the rough waters of the Pacific. The couple was rescued from their stricken yacht in the South Pacific two days after it rolled in high seas.

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — Three crew members and two passengers on the Chalmette Ferry complained of minor injuries after the ferry collided with a barge on Friday, Oct 26, causing minor damage to both vessels.

Chalmette Ferry shuts down after hitting barge on Oct 26 in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — According to Bloomberg Businessweek, BP and Lawyers representing Gulf oil spill victims as a result of the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 10, 2010, are asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to approve a proposed $7.8 billion partial settlement of claims, while attorneys for thousands of plaintiffs seek rejection or modification of the agreement.

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Two crew members were lucky to escape from a sinking tugboat on Wednesday, Oct. 24, when it became pinned against a barge at the Memorial Bridge construction site and capsized. A video of the accident shows the 55-foot boat pinned up against a structure at the Memorial Bridge construction site. A crew member can be seen leaping from the overturned cabin of the ship.

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