Update: Pemex Oil Rig Fire Contained, Platform Still Standing

The fire that was raging since early Wednesday morning on a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, has been extinguished, Pemex said on its official Twitter account.

Mexican oil giant denied claims that the Abkatun Permanente platform had collapsed, saying that it still stands on its feet.

The company tweeted the following image saying it depicts the real time state of the rig:

Pemex Oil Rig Fire Contained, Platform Still Standing

Eight firefighting boats were rushed to the scene to contain the fire.

Four people were killed and 45 injured in the fire that followed a massive explosion on the Pemex-owned platform situated in the Campeche Sound.

Two of the injured platform workers are reported to be in serious condition.

Pemex further said that the injured workers are receiving the necessary medical attention.

Information on the amount of oil spilled from the platform has not been disclosed yet.

World Maritime News Staff


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