Pirate attack reported in Gulf of Mexico

Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:40
Written by The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican navy says two Italian crew members were wounded in an attack by armed assailants who boarded their ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

The pirate attack was apparently carried out by several armed men who approached the Italian-flagged ship Rema in two fishing boats.

The Mexican navy said Tuesday that one Italian suffered a blow to the head, and the other was shot. It did not comment on their condition.

The navy says it dispatched a fast boat to the site of the attack late Monday off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.

The southern Gulf of Mexico has seen an increasing number of pirate attacks on oil platforms and boats in recent years.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:40. Updated: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:42.