United States Issues a Travel Alert to Mexico. After finding unexploded ordnance in a tourist boat that operates between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.
Cancun- The US embassy in Mexico reported yesterday that unexploded explosives were found in a tourist ship in the Mexican Caribbean, so it issued a travel alert so that its citizens avoid using boats.
“On March 1, unexploded ordnance were found by Mexican authorities on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen,” the embassy said on its website.
He stressed that this incident adds to the February 21 when an explosive device detonated in a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen, leaving a number injured, including some Americans who were discharged the same day.
The embassy pointed out that the employees of the government of their country “are prohibited from using all the tourist ferries on this route until further notice” and that the Mexican authorities are already investigating the facts.
The Secretary of the Navy received a warning about these explosive devices on the Caribbean III ship, which was anchored about 1,640 feet from the dock on the island of Cozumel, according to Mexican government sources who asked not to be identified.
A Navy vessel approached the vessel to verify the report, without the federal authorities have officially ruled on the matter.
The facilities of the Cozumel dock continued their operations under the strict surveillance of the Navy and the Federal Police.
In turn, the state government of Quintana Roo issued a statement in which it noted that “a preliminary report from the State Port Authority announced that the comments on social networks related to the boat of Barcos Caribe, indicated as a carrier of an alleged explosive device, was only used to transport parts. ”
The vessel, he added, was located 1,640 feet off the coast of Cozumel and has not operated for 10 months, since it does not have the respective navigation concession.
Source: el Nuevodia