Petroleos Mexicanos mentioned it had dispatched hearth management boats to pump extra water over the flames.
Pemex, as the corporate is thought, mentioned no one was injured within the incident within the offshore Ku-Maloob-Zaap discipline.
The leak close to daybreak Friday occurred about 150 yards from a drilling platform. The corporate mentioned it had introduced the fuel leak beneath management about 5 hours later.
However the accident gave rise to the unusual sight of roiling balls of flame boiling up from under the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.
It was unclear how a lot environmental harm the fuel leak and oceanic fireball had brought about.
Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director for the Heart for Organic Variety, wrote that “the scary footage of the Gulf of Mexico is displaying the world that offshore drilling is soiled and harmful.”
Sakashita added, “These horrific accidents will proceed to hurt the Gulf if we do not finish offshore drilling as soon as and for all.”