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    Posted April 22, 2010 by
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    Track the oil disaster

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    Rig fire at Deepwater Horizon 4/21/10


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     capt1000 shot this footage of the oil rig explosion Wednesday from a rescue boat in the Gulf Coast. He's been working on boats for 13 years and says he's 'never seen anything of this magnitude.' The heat was so intense that it caused paint to peel off the vessels -- '[rescue] boats were able to stay for only so long.'

    You can see additional footage from capt1000's here and here. Eleven people are still missing after the oil rig explosion. Read more about the catastrophe on
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    Footage of fire at rig Deepwater Horizon.

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