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Monday, September 12, 2011

Weather Watch: 7 of 10 Missing Workers Rescued Alive in Gulf

- Weather Watch: 7 of 10 Missing Workers Rescued Alive in Gulf

Monday, September 12, 2011
Dow Jones Newswires
by Anthony Harrup

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or PEMEX, said Sunday that seven of 10 workers missing after abandoning a vessel in the Gulf damaged by Tropical Storm Nate have been rescued alive, and that the bodies of two others who died were also recovered.

Pemex said of the seven who were rescued alive are four Mexicans, a Bangladeshi and two U.S. citizens. It said the bodies of the two dead workers had yet to be identified.

The 10 workers, three employees of U.S. seismic data company Geokinetics Inc. (GOK) and seven contract workers went missing Thursday after the vessel Trinity II was disabled by the storm off the coast of Tabasco state, and they evacuated into a life raft.

PEMEX said the workers were located off the coast of Campeche state, 51 miles from the Cayo Arcas offshore oil export terminal.

The rescued workers were being transported by helicopter to a PEMEX hospital in Cuidad del Carmen, and the search continues for the 10th worker, PEMEX added.

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