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