Ten armed men have reportedly carried out a heist in the Gulf of Mexico, stealing equipment, tools, materials and other items from a Campeche Bay oil platform, that is owned by Pemex.

According to information, the armed group arrived in three vessels, forcing the hostages, including employees of Pemex and its contractor Evya, to load them with various goods they stole from the site.

The navy’s maritime traffic control centre was notified of the crime about 20 minutes after the heist had ended, and luckily there were no reports of injuries.

Pemex has not yet reacted to reports of an assault, but local media inform that Pemex sources confirmed the incident.

Recently, another piracy attack took place against the OSV Crest Tarasco, belonging to the Protexa company, which carries out work in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to sources, a group of at least five heavily armed people illegally boarded the ship off the coast of Dos Bocas, Tabasco, obtaining loot consisting of tools, communication equipment and 35 autonomous breathing apparatus.

The attack took place when personnel warned of the presence of a boat with an outboard motor in the vicinity of the ship. The pirates boarded the ship carrying weapons, firing several shots into the air to intimidate the crew.

No crew was injured, although they pointed out that the insecurity that exists in the Gulf of Mexico is increasing, which is why fear grows for the integrity of the workers who work, not only on the boats, but also on offshore platforms.