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Cozumel mayor again requests authorities address ferry overcrowding issue

Cozumel, Q.R. — Due to continued issues of overcrowding, the mayor of Cozumel says he will send another notice to both federal and state authorities to address the problem. Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis said he will send the notice as an urgent matter to address the problem of large crowds in the Navega docks of Playa del Carmen and San Miguel Cozumel, as well as the overcrowding in the ferries.

Joaquin Delbouis added that he will also call again on federal legislators to find a solution to the lack of seating on the ferries, which he points out, affects both tourists and locals using the service during peak hours, pointing out that the water services are not respecting the 80 percent maximum capacity as agreed.

For several months, Joaquín Delbouis has requested authorities address the problem of overcrowding at both docks as well as the lack of sanitary protocols on board the vessels, which he points out, worsens with the peak summer holidays.

Both Winjet and Ultramar requested and obtained authorization from the federal government to work alternately for the duration of the health emergency, however, it was a move that has been repudiated by Joaquin Delbouis.

Earlier this month, Joaquín Delbouis submitted a request to state and federal authorities to restore daily schedules as well as insure health protocols, matters in which the Cozumel City Council lacks power.