Offshore support vessel looted by armed pirates, Gulf of Mexico

Offshore support vessel CREST TARASCO was boarded by 5 armed with rifles pirates at around midnight May 22 off Tabasco coast, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico. Pirates fired several shots, crew and staff mustered in shelters inside the ship, to avoid kidnapping, pirates looted the ship for some 45 minutes, and fled on their small boat after they took what they have been after – 35 autonomous breath devices, plus communications and other valuable equipment. Nobody was injured.

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