Five miles off the Louisiana coast, a massive oil fire has ben raging for the last two and a half months.
Aerial view oil fire at sea, ships standing by
LV Flames and wreckage of rig
SV Flames spurting from ruptured oil pipes (4 shots)
LV Drilling rig
GV Fire with fire-fighting ships in foreground
GV Fire in b/g floating protection boom in f/g (2 shots)
CU Floating boom
SV Pipe discharging water (2 shots)
GV Tugs and fire-fighting equipment
Aerial View over fire
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Background: Five miles off the Louisiana coast, a massive oil fire has ben raging for the last two and a half months. The oilmen are fighting a long, complex battle to put out the fire without allowing vast quantities of oil to escape and pollute nearby beaches.
National Broadcasting Company cameramen have ben taking a new look at this giant fire-fighting operation which is currently costing he oil company over a million dollars a week to mount.