The helicopter was owned by the company Heliservicios
The incident occurred at 6:43 a.m., 11 nautical miles from Ciudad del Carmen
The SEMAR (Secretariat of the Navy) is providing support for the search and rescue efforts of two people who were on board
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) informs that, at 6:43 a.m. today, there was an unfortunate accident involving a Heliservicios helicopter crewed only by the pilot and his co-pilot, which occurred approximately 11 nautical miles from Ciudad del Carmen, in the state of Campeche, while on its way to the company’s platforms.
The Emergency Response Plan was activated without delay, and with the support of the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), two boats were sent out for the search and rescue of the two passengers traveling on board of the helicopter.
Simultaneously and, as appropriate in this type of case, the institution initiated an investigation into the root cause of the incident, in order to determine what originated this emergency.
Petróleos Mexicanos hereby reaffirms its commitment to the safety of its workers, its facilities, the community and the environment where it operates.