Incidents

Twitter laughs as tiny boat sprays water at Gulf of Mexico fire (VIDEO)

19:44, 05 July 2021
Twitter laughs as tiny boat sprays water at Gulf of Mexico fire (VIDEO)

A fire erupted from underwater in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday was named the “Eye of fire”. It formed a pool of fire on the surface of the ocean, surrounded by the special boats which tried to extinguish the “burning puddle”.


The reason for the fire was a gas leak from the pipeline placed underwater, according to the Pemex oil company. There were 3 boats around the place of the accident. The battle against fire lasted for 5 hours and tenacious attempts were made to put out the fire. The battle was captured on cameras and the footage quickly became viral. 

Social media users paid special attention to a tiny boat, which was taking part in the battle against fire. The picture of this particular boat battling against fire left no twitterati untouched, since visually the tiny boat’s participation might have been evaluated as useless.