A Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery in Mexico last weekend.

Mexico: Armed Robbers Board Offshore Vessel Maersk Transporter, Steal Goods
Caption: Offshore Tug/Supply Ship Maersk Transporter - Image courtesy of Hannes van Rijn

Maersk Supply Service confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the incident occurred on Sunday, April 12 offshore Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico.

Armed robbers boarded Maersk Transporter, stole various items and left the vessel again, the company said in an email to Offshore Engineer.

Maersk Supply Services COO Mark Handin said: "All crewmembers at the location are safe and accounted for, and there are no reports of injuries. Our primary concern remains the safety and wellbeing of our crew and all those affected by the situation. 

"We have set up crisis counseling for our employees. The company’s incident response procedure has been activated. We are coordinating support and contacting all relevant authorities."

The 73.2 meters long Maersk Transporter is multi-purpose Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel.

Source: OEDigital