Shell evacuates Gulf of Mexico platform due to Hurricane Beryl

Shell evacuates Gulf of Mexico platform due to Hurricane Beryl

Giant Shell Oil Company said Thursday it had completed the closure of its Platform “Lost” in the Gulf of Mexico awaiting the arrival of a powerful Hurricane Berylwhile continuing to evacuate its personnel.

Shell announced the evacuation of its non-essential workers in Perdido, while continuing to withdraw all personnel from its Whale asset, also in Gulf of Mexico.

The company said it had not seen any further impact on its operations to date. crude oil production This is due to the arrival of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, scheduled for Friday evening.

Mexican authorities have launched a broad emergency device hours before Hurricane Beryl arrived in the major tourist area in the southeast of the country after leaving a deadly trail of destruction as it passed through Jamaica and other small islands in the Caribbean.

Until now, Beryl left at least 10 deadBut the figure was expected to rise as service was restored to Caribbean islands devastated by flooding and strong winds.

System Director civil protection Laura Velasquez of Mexico told reporters Thursday that Beryl is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday in the central state. Quintana Roowhere are famous tourist destinations located Cancun And Tulum.

More than 13,000 support staff from the Secretariats of Defence and nauticalNational Guard, Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the state police, as well as more than 2,000 vehicles, he said.

Reuters

Source: Aristegui Noticias

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