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Two injuries when pirates attack the Italian Gulf Gulf ship, officials say



Two crew members on an Italian-flagged ship were injured when the ship was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican Navy said Tuesday.

A crew member aboard the "Remas" had a bullet wound and others suffered a concussion, officials told Reuters. Both men were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.

"Remas" is a supply vessel for Mexico's oil industry and is owned by Micoperi, an Italian contractor.

MEXICAN PIRATES POSING STORE RISK IN GULF OF MEXICO TO OIL WORKERS, TOURISTS

  Two crew members aboard

Two crew members aboard "Remas" were injured when pirates attacked Mexican shipsx Tuesday.
(Micoperi / Gobierno de Mexico)

The attack was carried out by about eight armed men aboard the ship from two fishing boats off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen in the southeastern Mexican state of Campeche.

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"Remas" had a crew of about 35 when the attack occurred.

The Gulf of Mexico has increased in pirate attacks on boats and oil platforms in recent years.


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