Offshore supply vessel reported attacked off Mexico

Offshore supply vessel Natalie (IMO 8016110) was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday July 24th, in an incident that was described as a “violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings.”

Maritime safety intelligence company Dryad said that the vessel was boarded while conducting operations in the vicinity of the ODIN Offshore platform, 12nm northeast of Coatzacoalcos.

“It is understood that the vessel was boarded early morning within hours of darkness. A channel 16 broadcast received from the vessel stated “We would like to inform you that at this moment pirates are getting on board the ship Natalie which is near the ODIN platform,” Dryad said, adding that “there is no mention as yet of any personnel injured, kidnapped, or theft of cargo”.

1982-built, Mexico-flagged, 1,948 gt Natalie is owned and managed by PM Offshore SA De CV of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.