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Navy returns four to land drifting off Isla Contoy

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Four men were rescued from a small vessel after it was reported drifting off the coast of Isla Contoy. The four crew were returned to land after vessel, Olivia, experienced mechanical failure.

Personnel from the Mexican Navy were alerted to the drifting vessel, which they report locating 5.4 nautical miles (about 10 kilometers) east of Isla Contoy. In a statement, they said they began the search for Olivia and her crew after receiving an emergency call at the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station of Isla Mujeres.

Olivia and the four men were safely returned to land where they were greeted by waiting personnel from the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master’s Office to carry out the corresponding procedures.