Mexican government-owned oil company Pemex has confirmed that two offshore oil platform workers were killed after a jack-up rig collapsed in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
It said that the accident on 5 May occurred when one of the legs of the jack-up rig Troll Solution, operated by Typhoon Offshore, collapsed. Several response vessels were used to evacuate 101 platform workers from the platform, it said.
Photos posted on Twitter showed the rig listing heavily and partially underwater, with an oil slick nearby. Pemex said the accident did not affect oil production.
The accident was the second within five weeks to hit the company. On 1 April four people were killed and at least 16 were injured in a fire on a Pemex offshore platform in the same region.