Pemex Works on Leveling Fire-Stricken Tanker Burgos

Image Courtesy: Pemex

After the fire aboard the 40,263 dwt tanker Burgos was extinguished, the operator of the vessel, the Mexican state-owned petroleum company Mexican Petroleums (Pemex), launched the works on leveling the ship.

The efforts in this second phase of operation on the tanker continued in the port area, where the vessel is currently located. A fence was placed with marine barriers surrounding the ship as a precautionary measure during the works, which were expected to be finalized yesterday.

Loaded with more than 160 thousand barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel, Burgos ignited on September 24 while it was anchored off the coast of Boca del Rio, Veracruz.

31 crewmembers, which were aboard the vessel at the time of the incident, were safely evacuated and transported to land.

Pemex earlier said that an investigation would be launched to determine the exact cause of the incident.

According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 2005-built tanker arrived to the Veracruz anchorage from the Mexican Port of Coatzacoalcos on September 23.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

INTERNATIONAL GREEN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >