Mexican ships arrived in Cuba to fight the Matanzas fire

Mexican ships arrived in Cuba to fight the Matanzas fire

Madanzas, Cuba.- This Tuesday two Mexican ships arrived off Cuba to assist in the blockade. Large industrial fire At the Fuel Storage Park in Matanzas (West).

The boats arrived in the city this morning, the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) confirmed.

Ships arriving at the island: Libertador, from the Mexican Secretary of the Navy, and Bourbon Ardapac, a private vessel chartered by a government agency. Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

The second docked in Matanzas Bay around 9:30 local time and specializes in security and fire protection services at offshore oil installations, Mexican company sources confirmed to EFE.

The Libertador ship carried a helicopter that would provide Support in firefighting.

The Mexican delegation, which began arriving Saturday night, includes 63 members of the military — including engineers, medics and rescuers; 4 aircraft from the US Air Force and 20 Pemex engineers, according to a joint press release from the Secretary of National Defense and the oil company.

This Monday, a powerful hydraulic pump installed with firefighting foam by experts from Venezuela and Mexico began working.

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Unlike the day before yesterday, the fire has started to decrease and the smoke is coming out. It is allowed to return special teams Access near the fire.

So far, it has been confirmed Collapsing of two tanks Each has a fuel capacity of 50 thousand cubic meters.

read more: Flames reached a third tank in Cuba

The latest report from the island’s health authorities is 1 dead, 19 hospitalized and 14 missing.

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