Gulf Of Mexico – Oil platform catches fire U.S. Coast Guard aerial photo shows a fire on board an oil production platform in Breton Sound Block 21 located about 20 miles (32 km) east of the boot tip of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico May 22, 2015. No injuries were reported, but a 1.4-mile oil slick was visible in the water. 22 workers had to be evacuated. Another oil slick? Excellefuckinglent. Doesn’t look like a good year for sea food does it?