Oil rig workers defenseless in face of pirate attacks: ‘We fear for our lives’

The navy’s response time is slow so pirates have lots of time to make a getaway

Working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is not for the faint-hearted.

Frequent attacks by modern day pirates on Pemex oil platforms have left some workers scared that they could be killed while working and living offshore.

“We fear for our lives,” said Martín Gómez, who has worked on state oil company rigs for almost three decades.

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Source: mexiconewsdaily.com

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