The Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig shortly before it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 1010. The rig had been burning for two days before it sank. The photo was shot by the captain of a boat that had been searching for victims of the explosion that rocked the rig.
The Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig shortly before it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 1010. The rig had been burning for two days before it sank. The photo was shot by the captain of a boat that had been searching for victims of the explosion that rocked the rig. Courtesy of Jon T. Fritz / MCT
The Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig shortly before it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, 1010. The rig had been burning for two days before it sank. The photo was shot by the captain of a boat that had been searching for victims of the explosion that rocked the rig. Courtesy of Jon T. Fritz / MCT

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