Posted on November 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
The Italian-flagged Offshore Supply Vessel, REMAS was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Southern Gulf of Mexico.
The story was released by the Mexican Navy on Tuesday the 12th of November. The Remas, which is owned by the Italian offshore contractor, Micoperi had been engaged in a supply operation within the Gulf when the attack occurred.
The vessel was crewed by 35 seafarers at the time of the attack, which took place off the coast of Mexico, near the city of Ciudad Del Carmen.
According to local media, some eight pirates attacked the vessel, having arrived onboard two small boats.
They proceeded to board the vessel and rob the crew, causing a number of injuries to the seafarers in the process.
During the incident, one of the crew members was shot in the leg, while another suffered a concussion.
Following the attack, they were transferred to Ciudad del Carmen, under escort by the Mexican Navy, where the two seafarers received treatment for their injuries.
Piracy in the Gulf of Mexico has seen a significant increase over the last few years. The areas of Campeche, Tabasco and Yucatan have experienced over 100 attacks over the last two years.