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Governor says six sargassum vessels to be ready for 2020 season

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González said that there will be six sargassum vessels ready for the next seaweed season to face the arrival of the algae.

Joaquín González said that he has met with personnel from the Navy of Mexico to determine how the sargassum collection vessels will be used to collect and contain the seaweed from the sea before it reaches Quintana Roo beaches.

He added that despite there being a predicted decrease in the arrival of sargassum for the 2020 season, he is not letting his guard down noting that work still needs to be done to prevent the problem and defensive actions need to remain in place.

The governor explained that one of the sargassum seaweed vessels being built by the navy is ready and has arrived, with another expected to arrive in early 2020. In total, there will be six seaweed collection vessels for the region for the 2020 season, he says.

Antisargassum seaweed barriers must also be placed in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos, Tulum and in Mahahual, he added, saying that the necessary work is being done to safeguard the beaches of Quintana Roo for residents and tourists alike.