An underwater leak near a Pemex platform causes a large fire in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico

An underwater leak near a Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) offshore platform has caused a surface fire that rescue workers have been trying to put out for more than eight hours.

This fire was reported on Friday around 4 a.m. (local time) 400 meters from the Ku Charly platform in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, Televisa reports.

The fire is said to have started when fuel leaked from a control valve on a gas pipeline that transported it between platforms at a depth of almost 80 meters.

An underwater leak near a Pemex platform causes a large fire in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico
An underwater leak near a Pemex platform causes a large fire in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico

Three ships are working to put out the fire before Pemex divers can dismount to close the valve.

There were no injuries and at the moment the authorities have reported that evacuation of the personnel from the platform is not necessary.

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