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Officials confirm no environmental damage after sailboat runs aground in Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Environmental officials have inspected a sailboat that ran aground in Tulum. The boat, carrying three, was located hung up on rocks in front of a major hotel.

Juan José Domínguez, head of the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, said they went to the site to verify the report of the stuck vessel. An inspection revealed it was hung up on rocks, but that there was no environmental damage.

“Protocols for this type of event have already been activated,” he reported adding that there was “no reef damage or oil spill, so we are working on a way to remove the sailboat without damaging the ecosystem,” he said.

Apparently, the crew of the sailboat fell asleep with the engine running, which resulted in them becoming grounded.