Gulf of Mexico fire: Huge blaze ignites on surface of the ocean

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Gulf of Mexico fire: Huge blaze ignites on surface of the ocean” – below is their description.

    A fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula early on Friday has been extinguished, state oil company Pemex said, blaming a gas leak from an underwater pipeline for sparking the blaze captured in videos that went viral.

    Bright orange flames jumping out of water resembling molten lava was dubbed an “eye of fire” on social media due to the blaze’s circular shape, as it raged a short distance from a Pemex oil platform.

    The fire took more than five hours to fully put out, according to Pemex.

    The fire began in an underwater pipeline that connects to a platform at Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development, the company’s most important, four sources told Reuters earlier.

    Ku Maloob Zaap is located just up from the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/07/03/gulf-mexico-fire-huge-blaze-surface-ocean-gas-leak-underwater/

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    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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