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Navy reports on installation of over 9,000 meters of anti-sargassum barriers around state

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — On Tuesday morning, the Secretary of the Navy reported on the installation of anti-sargassum barriers around the state.

Navy head José Rafael Ojeda Durán, presented the 2023 Sargassum Operation plan, which has seen 9,050 meters of anti-sargassum barriers installed. He detailed that 1,850 meters of barriers were installed in Othón P. Blanco (Chetumal, Mahahual), 2,400 meters in Puerto Morelos, 2,500 meters in Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras) and 2,300 in Tulum.

He added that 328 people and 16 small boats continually participate in the sargassum removal work that is being carried out off the Quintana Roo coast. He said that 11 sargasso vessels have been deployed to help in the at-sea collection.

The Navy’s sargassum vessels have been distributed to two in Cancun, one for Isla Mujeres, three in Othón P. Blanco, two in Puerto Morelos, two in Solidaridad and one in Tulum.