Undersea pipeline ruptures causing disaster and vast ecological damage.
A state owned oil company has wielded yet another ocean catastrophe following the rupture of an undersea pipeline transporting gas.
Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) claimed they have the incident under control despite the abhorrent site of fire and rolling balls of flames boiling from below to the surface.
The incident occurred in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field. Pemex says no one was injured and they have ordered fire control boats to the scene.
Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director for the Centre for Biological Diversity tweeted “Shocking new example of how dirty and dangerous offshore drilling is. We must stop offering new oil leases in the Gulf and begin to #EndOffshoreDrilling with a just transition to cleaner energy and jobs.”
The Gulf of Mexico has been a witness to many disasters, most recently the notorious BP oil spill in 2010 nicknamed ‘Deepwater Horizon’.
It caused untold damage to local ecology and the knock on effects reverberated elsewhere.
It is too early to tell the damage caused by this latest turn of events, but one thing is for sure, gas leaks into the ocean spell disaster.