CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Mexico – A fire located in the compression area aboard the Abkatun Alfa platform killed three workers and injured more, PEMEX announced Feb. 7 via Twitter. The national oil company said it gained control of the fire, and that an evacuation was not necessary.
One of the employees that died in the fire was a worker from Cotemar, a company that provides offshore services to PEMEX. The company said in a statement that 19 of its employees suffered minor injuries. Another six were taken to different private hospitals in Ciudad del Carmen and Villahermosa, and were receiving care from Cotemar’s doctors. At the time of this writing, another Cotemar employee remains missing.
“It is worth mentioning that this accident has no relation to the work that our staff was doing, since the activities were completely outside the place where the accident was presented,” said Cotemar in a statement dated Feb. 7. MORE