2 workers rescued from wobbly oil rig as Ida nears

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2009 4:17 PM

The Coast Guard says two Chevron Corp. workers have been rescued from an oil rig that was in danger of toppling as Tropical Storm Ida churned up high seas.

The Chevron workers were rescued at about 5 a.m. Monday after a lift boat tied to the rig broke loose and smashed into the rig. The workers feared the rig might collapse.

The rig is located in the Gulf of Mexico about 80 miles south of New Orleans, not far from the path of Ida.

Chevron says the workers were not injured, and the rig was still standing as of Monday afternoon.