(KCEN) -- A TV crew happened to be on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil rig caught fire Friday morning.
The whole thing was caught on tape.
They were shooting a fishing show when someone noticed the explosion and smoke in the distance.
We now know it was an oil platform off the Louisiana Coast.
John Hoffman, CEO of Black Elk Energy says, "The line that was cut was supposed to be cut with a cold cutting device, a non-sparking device. Apparently, the construction crew used a cutting torch. That ignited vapors in the line which then ignited the tanks. That was the explosion."
Twenty-two workers were on the platform at the time, nine are injured and are being treated at several hospitals.
The Coast Guard is still searching for two workers who are missing.