Mexico Extinguishes Fuel Tanker Fire Off Gulf Coast

09/25/16 The New York Times 

MEXICO CITY — Firefighting crews extinguished a fire aboard a fuel tanker belonging to the Mexican state oil company, Pemex, late Sunday afternoon, about 30 hours after an explosion sent flames billowing into the air off the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz.

Pemex said all 31 crew members aboard the tanker, the Burgos, were safely evacuated.

The tanker was carrying 80,000 barrels of diesel fuel and 70,000 barrels of gasoline, but officials said the boat’s double hull reduced the risk of a spill.

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