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Boat reported adrift by oil tanker located by Mexican navy

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Seven foreigners seen by an oil tanker in Mexican waters have been rescued. The passing oil tanker spotted the small vessel adrift Sunday off the coast of Isla Mujeres.

The oil tanker reported seeing the boat approximately 76 nautical miles (140 kilometers) north of Isla Mujeres.

The two women, five men and one dog were transferred from the oil tanker onto a Mexican navy vessel.
Photo: Semar December 3, 2023.

After notifying the Mexican Navy, marina personnel headed out to sea to meet the oil tanker who had the seven on board their boat. Sailors from the Ninth Naval Region set sail and met the large vessel, which was by that time approximately 105 nautical miles (194.46 kilometers) northwest of Isla Mujeres.

The seven were transferred to INM personnel since they were not in the county legally.
Photo: Semar December 3, 2023.

The two women and five men along with one dog on board the oil tanker were transferred onto a Secretaría de Marina (Semar) navy vessel. They were then transferred to Navy facilities of Isla Mujeres and eventually met by INM agents.