7:30 a.m. update

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Water Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday night for two missing crew members after a boat explosion Thursday near a rig in the White Lake area, Sheriff Mike Couvillion said.

The Coast Guard received the report of the explosion of the 30-foot deck boat at 12:40 p.m. Thursday.

The boat was near a Texas Petroleum rig, the sheriff said.

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8 p.m. update

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard are working an explosion near a rig in the White Lake area, Sheriff Mike Couvillion said Thursday.

The Texas Petroleum rig was not on fire, the sheriff said. There is no word yet on any injuries.

See the KATC story here and check back for updates.