Fishermen In Mexico Denounce Pirate Attack In Yucatan Waters

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Elements of the Secretariat of the Navy attended to the two ships that suffered the attack.

PROGRESS, YUCATAN.- Yucatecan fishermen were assaulted last weekend on the high seas when two ships were docked by “pirates” when they were fishing early in the morning.

After several hours drifting, the fishermen who were traveling in two boats were rescued by elements of the Secretary of the Navy , when they drifted offshore after being subject to an alleged assault on Friday night and Saturday morning, in where they removed the engines and marine equipment from their boats.

The fact was confirmed last Sunday by elements of the Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico, through the Ninth Naval Zone, based in the port of Progreso that reported that it managed to rescue and towed two vessels that were they drifted in the vicinity of Progreso, Yucatán .

The actions were carried out upon receiving a telephone call in the Control Room of this Naval Command, informing that an IMEMSA type vessel named “Punta Copte VII”, with two Mexican nationals on board.

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Fishermen In Mexico Denounce Pirate Attack In Yucatan Waters

The men carried out fishing activities, and were drifting approximately five nautical miles (9 kilometers) north of the port of Progreso, ”he said.

For that reason, he said, the departure of a Defender class vessel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) Yukalpetén was immediately ordered, locating the boats.

Fishermen In Mexico Denounce Pirate Attack In Yucatan Waters

 

Source: El Universal