Fire on barge-mounted ‘flotel’ injures 5 Gulf spill workers (PHOTO)

(NEW ORLEANS) — Five Gulf spill response workers were injured when a fire broke out in a ‘flotel’ in Baptiste Collette Bayou, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported. The blaze broke out in the mess hall of the floating, segmented temporary housing in Plaquemines Parish. The ‘flotel’ is constructed out of shipping containers stacked on a barge.
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By Professional Mariner Staff