Acapulco, Guerrero — More than 300 boats that sank due to Hurricane Otis are being retrieved by Marina personnel. The Navy of Mexico has reported locating 310 sunken vessels as of November 10.
The boats were sunk after Category 5 Hurricane Otis slammed the coast of Guerrero during the night of October 25. The center of the storm hit the city of Acapulco, causing catastrophic damage.
Recovery efforts have now shifted into removing sunken vessels, which are posing environmental damage risk. Mexico’s Marina says they are recovering the sunken boats found from the Bay of Acapulco and Puerto Marqués.
Of the 310 sunken vessels located as of November 10, 72 of them have been recovered. The recovered boats include 48 smaller vessels and four yachts in Acapulco as well as 20 smaller vessels in Puerto Marqués.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says it will cost more than 61 billion pesos to rebuild Acapulco after Hurricane Otis.