The facility belongs to Activo Integral de Produccion Ku Maloob Zaap, located in the Gulf of Mexico-Campeche Sound, and the fire is being fought by three vessels, although so far no injuries have been reported, according to the latest report.
According to Pemex employees on social networks, what has been called the ‘eye of fire’ was caused due to an underwater pipe valve that burst, causing the hydrocarbon to flow from the bottom of the sea, which generated a fire on the surface.
The incident occurred on Friday at about 04:00 hours, local time, near the Ku Sierra platform, and threatens to spread to other offshore oil complexes.
Three ships are trying to put out the flames, thus avoiding any direct risk to the Ku Sierra platform.
It was reported that divers specialized in fire control will dive to repair and close valves at a depth of 78 meters.
The video circulating on social networks was provided by a worker of the platform, as Pemex has not informed about the accident yet.