'The ocean is on fire': Harrowing images catch aftermath of pipeline explosion in Gulf of Mexico
On Friday, an offshore oil pipeline connected to Pemex's Ku-Maloob-Zaap offshore platform complex ruptured and caused a giant fire in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Bloomberg.
"Pemex said the gas leak occurred at 5:15am local time in the submarine pipeline near Ku-Maloob-Zaap's Ku-C satellite platform in the Campeche Sound causing a fire 150 meters from the platform, according to a statement from the company," said the report. "By 10:45am local time normal operating conditions were restored, and no injuries or evacuations were reported, it said."
Ultimately, Pemex was able to control the fire — but not before harrowing video and images of the oil burning on the surface of the ocean was captured by people on the scene and spread by commenters on social media.
Just a casual fire in the Gulf of Mexico! Ruptured pipeline. Crews on the scene. https://t.co/ytyw5wJKh9— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸) 1625264536.0
🚨 Sobre el incendio registrado en aguas del Golfo de México, en la Sonda de Campeche, a unos metros de la plataform… https://t.co/rxi2c7XiVx— Manuel Lopez San Martin (@Manuel Lopez San Martin) 1625257822.0
Real video. Gulf of Mexico on fire after an underwater pipe rupture at the Ku-Charly platform, run by the state-own… https://t.co/I3HHPlpe1s— Joshua Frank (@Joshua Frank) 1625265413.0
The Gulf of Mexico is literally on fire because a pipeline ruptured https://t.co/J4ur5MNyt1— Brian Kahn (@Brian Kahn) 1625261375.0
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