- Workers were immediately evacuated
Ciudad del Carmen, Camp. - Early this morning the dehydration and pumping area caught fire in the Permanent Abkatun platform in the Bay of Campeche.
Pemex’s Emergency Response Plan was immediately put in action and approximately 300 workers were evacuated and transferred to other platforms in the area.
It is with deep regret that we inform the death of a worker from the company Cotemar. At least 16 workers from PEMEX and other companies have been reported to be injured, two of them in serious condition. They are being treated at Pemex’s General Hospital in Ciudad del Carmen and at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social).
Eight firefighting boats are battling and controlling the emergency.