Offshore Supply Vessel Near Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico Attacked; 2 Crew Wounded During Armed Robbery

November 11: Italian offshore supply ship REMAS with 35 people on board was attacked by approx. 7-8 armed pirates in two fast boats in the Gulf of Mexico, north of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. The unauthorized persons boarded the vessel, and in a resulting “skirmish” with the crew, two Italian crew members were wounded with non-life threatening injuries. The attackers robbed the ship and crew, before escaping. The injured seamen were transferred to hospital, while REMAS moved to Ciudad del Carmen anchorage and anchored.

Source: Maritime Bulletin / Nikolay Torkin

The incident occurred one week after an oil platform near Tabasco was attacked.

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