All 31 crew members were evacuated and there were no reported casualties, according to the company
A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm.
The blaze on the tanker Burgos occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet. Mexicos Navy said there were 31 crew members and that all had returned to port.
Images tweeted by Pemex showed the vessel giving off plumes of smoke as another boat hosed the tanker.
Early on Saturday evening, Pemex said firefighting teams were still working to put out the blaze.
The tanker was carrying 80,000 barrels of diesel and 70,000 barrels of gasoline, Mexicos communications and transport ministry said.