A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon at an offshore platform managed by Pemex in the southern Gulf of Mexico, killing a worker and injuring six others, while five others are missing.

Pemex said the incident occurred at the E-Ku A2 platform at the Ku-A processing center, which belongs to the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Campeche Strait. The fire started at 3:10 p.m. local time and was contained 90 minutes later.

The state-owned company confirmed that one of its employees died, three were injured and one person suffered a nervous breakdown. Three workers from Cotemar in Mexico were also injured and three are missing, as well as the two workers employed by Bufete de Monitoreo de Condiciones e Integridad.

The search for missing personnel continues, as Pemex works to stabilize the integrity of the facilities and assess the damage.

The company said it would conduct investigations to determine the source of the fire.

Ku-Maloob-Zaap is one of the largest offshore oil complexes in the world. It is located 90 km offshore in the bay of Campeche. The name Ku-Maloob-Zaap refers to the Pemex business unit. The unit contains five producing fields: Ku, Maloob, Zaap, Bacab and Lum. The complex is the second largest in Mexico after Chicontepec.


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