Pemex oil platform fire injures three in Gulf of Mexico
The fire was registered on January 7 – Photo: Alfonso Murillo/EL UNIVERSAL

Pemex oil platform fire injures three in Gulf of Mexico

07/01/2020
16:58
Reuters
Mexico City
Ana Isabel Martínez, Marianna Parraga & Grant McCool/REUTERS
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The Akal-C6 platform is located in the Sound of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico

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On Tuesday, three people were injured in a fire on a platform run by Mexican state oil firm Pemex, the company said, briefly leading to the evacuation of the rig.

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The fire broke out on the Akal-C6 platform in the Sound of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Pemex said.

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“The incident was confined to the first level on the western side of the platform,” Pemex said on Twitter.

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After putting out the fire, the platform was running again within 50 minutes, Pemex said, adding it was operating normally.

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