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13 Nov 2019 | 01:28 PM UTC

Mexico: Pirates target Italian vessel in the Gulf of Mexico November 12

Mexico News Alert

Armed pirates injure two in vessel attack in the Gulf of Mexico on November 12; attacks on the rise

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/15/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico

Event

Mexican Navy officials have confirmed a pirate attack which targeted an Italian vessel with a 35-member crew in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, November 12. Two crew members were injured, one was shot and the other sustained a concussion.

Context

According to local oil companies, robbery by pirates are increasing, particularly in the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico where several oil platforms producing crude are operating.

Advice

Those with offshore operations are advised to be aware of the rising threat.

 

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