Pemex Usumacinta – Kab 101 Rig Collision Photo – Gulf of Mexico

John Konrad
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October 30, 2007

Mexico state-owned drilling platform Usumacinta slammed into the Kab 101 Light-Production Rig on Oct. 2, killing 21 people. Waves as high as 8 meters knocked the rig and platform together, damaging a drilling mechanism & pipes and causing fuel & oil spills

The accident occurred 20 miles offshore from the Port of Dos Bocas and caused gas & oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, coast state of Tabasco. The crew was unable to contain the oil leak. Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company was not clear how much gas and oil has spilled. (Source:


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