A boat carrying 100 survivors of the oil drilling platform blast off the Louisiana coast has arrived on shore, according to US reports.

Coast Guard rescuers are still searching for signs of the 11 workers who remain unaccounted for since a blast rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig late on Tuesday, which left 17 injured.

The workers are expected to be taken to a hotel about 70 miles north in suburban New Orleans where their families are waiting, reports The Associated Press.

The rig is owned by Transocean and is under contract to oil giant BP for exploratory drilling.