Platform fire, 3 workers injured, Gulf of Mexico

Fire broke out on an Akai-C 6 platform, belonging to Mexican State Oil Company PEMEX, and located in Campeche Bay, southern Gulf of Mexico, at around 1000 LT Jan 7. 3 workers were reportedly injured, personnel were about to be evacuated, but fire was extinguished in less than an hour, in another hour platform resumed operations.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.