Fatal Blaze at Platform

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 3, 2015


Four workers were killed and 16 were injured in a fire that broke out midweek at the Pemex-operated Abkatun Alpha platform in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.

Petroleos Mexicanos, with the support of the Navy succeeded in extinguishing the blaze. 

 Once the fire was drowned last night in Abkatun A-Permanent platform, Pemex staff yesterday several trips to ensure the entry of the authorities of the PGR, the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection Sector Hydrocarbons (ASEA) and the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, which conducted the surveys and analyzes to determine the cause of the accident.
 
Furthermore, inspection of the rest of downtown Abkatun Alfa process is structurally determined under conditions suitable to restore its operation.
 
Additionally, the inspection process and safety systems in order to resume the operation of the temporary platform of the center is made.
 
On the other hand, after the last count by boat and on various platforms in the area, have not yet located three workers (two Cotemar and one of Pemex). Similarly, the four deceased workers have been identified, three of them Cotemar and one of Pemex.
 
This morning they were discharged three of the seven workers who were admitted to the General Hospital of Pemex in Ciudad del Carmen.

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