The Navy-Navy Secretariat of Mexico (Semar) reported that personnel assigned to the Fifth Naval Region provided support to a yacht-type vessel with five crew members on board, which was drifting 35 nautical miles northwest of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo because it was left without propulsion.
In a statement, the Secretariat said that the rescue was carried out, after receiving a call from the Command and Control Center of Semar, which warned that the vessel named “XTUP” had run out of propulsion, so that a Defender-class vessel undertook the search for the ship.
When they were located, Naval Health personnel proceeded to provide first aid to the five crew members, who were in good health.
Semar Launches the Oceanic Patrol ‘Jalisco PO-167’
In the shipyard number 20 based in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, the launching of the Oceanic Patrol ‘Jalisco PO-167’ was carried out, whose mission is to carry out patrol and surveillance operations in the exclusive economic zone to maintain the rule of law in the sea; in addition to conducting search and rescue operations to safeguard human life, as well as actions to support the civilian population, which guarantee the physical security of people in disaster situations.
Through a statement, the Secretariat of Navy-Navy of Mexico reported that the launching ceremony was built according to the Ship Substitution Program of the Mexican Navy, which was held last May and was presided over by the Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy and High Command of the Mexican Navy, accompanied by Mrs. Georgina Ventura Menchaca de Soberón, as well as Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, governor of the state of Oaxaca and the holders of the legislative and judicial powers of the entity, among other naval, civil and military authorities.
During the event, the Secretary of the Navy stated that “in the naval sense, the Oceanic Patrol ‘Jalisco PO-167’ will allow the Mexican Navy to operate both in the territorial sea, as well as in the exclusive economic zone of our country.”
The Secretary of the Navy explained that it is a surface unit capable of developing operations under the trinomial concept, since it extends its maritime surveillance radius, since it can house a helicopter and a high-speed interceptor craft on its decks, which as a whole allow to reduce operating costs and increase their level of response and effectiveness.
In addition, the High Command stressed that in addition to the missions aimed at preserving the rule of law at sea, this vessel will also be able to join institutional efforts, in order to support the civilian population in cases of emergency or to carry out operations of search and rescue.
In this sense, the Oceanic Patrol ‘Jalisco PO-167’ is a symbol of Mexicanness, naval bearing and national strength.
Source: Noticieros Televisa