Two crew members of an Italian flagged OSV were injured in a pirate attack in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday, according to multiple media reports citing Mexican Navy statements.
One crew member sustained a bullet wound, the other suffered a concussion in the attack, which occurred off Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche.
The vessel is the 2011-built Remas. It is owned by Italy-based Micoperi, which last year booked a $220 million, three-year contract to support Mexican national oil company Pemex offshore platforms.
Remas had a crew of about 35 on board when the attack occurred, according to local media reports, which said that eight armed pirates arrived in two small boatss and boarded the vessel, robbing the crew.
The attack marks an escalation in pattern of violence that has seen a number of similar attacks on Pemex fixed platforms. In these, equipment has been stolen and and crews robbed.