Gulf spill containment suspended after lightning sparks fire on ship

The following is the text of a press release issued by the Deepwater Horizon Incident Command:
(GULF OF MEXICO) — At approximately 9:30 am CDT, a small fire was observed at the top of the derrick on the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished. The preliminary review indicates the fire was caused by a lightning strike.
There were no injuries. All procedures were followed and, as a precaution, the LMRP containment operation was shut-down. All safety systems operated as designed.
Final safety and operational assurance inspections are underway and operations are expected to recommence this afternoon.
By Professional Mariner Staff