Two killed as fire hits another Pemex platform

Two killed as fire hits another Pemex platform

Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, suffered a fire on one of its oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

The fire on the Abkatun A platform killed two workers and injured eight. It was brought under control on Sunday morning and the platform was not abandoned.

The fire began in an area of compression equipment.

This is the third fire in seven months to hit the Pemex fleet.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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