The 11 missing workers are now presumed dead making the death toll 18.
The rig is sinking and which will likely result in a crude oil spill of about 336,000 gallons per day.
Burning oil rig sinks, setting stage for big spill
By KEVIN McGILL and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writers © 2010 The Associated Press
Carolyn Kemp of Monterey, La., said her grandson, Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, was among the missing. She said he would have been on the drilling platform when it exploded.
“They’re assuming all those men who were on the platform are dead,” Kemp said. “That’s the last we’ve heard.”