Two oil rigs broke loose from their moorings in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Ike, CNBC has learned Saturday.
The rigs are now about 100 miles off shore in the Central Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Minerals Management Service spokeswoman Eileen Angelico said.
The rigs are relatively stationary now and will be secured by tugboats when the seas calm, Angelico said.
The rigs involved are drilling rigs and not production platforms, but Angelico would not say what company owns them. There is no word yet on any environmental damage, she said.