Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Port Administration of Quintana Roo reports the reopening of its maritime transport services for passengers on the Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres route and for cargo in Punta Sam.
With the passing of Hurricane Zeta, director Alicia Ricalde Magaña reported that offices and maritime terminals operated by the Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) were not damaged. She pointed out that as of October 27, the maritime service for passenger and cargo transportation on the Cozumel-Playa del Carmen routes remained suspended until further notice.
She said Ultramar announced the resumption of passenger transport service on the Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres route at 11:00 a.m. to continue with departures every hour, while the cargo will move at 4:30 p.m. from Punta Sam and at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Isla Mujeres.
“We are waiting for the national maritime authorities to consider that the climate is suitable for navigation in general and thus guarantee the integrity of users and the vessels themselves,” she said.
Ricalde Magaña explained that the maritime terminals managed by the APIQROO only registered mininal damage. In Puerto Morelos, six buoys were lost, two yellow ones and two green ones were damaged, as well as two lamps on the dock and part of the wall adjacent to the streets fell.”
In the case of Isla Mujeres, the wooden berth was damaged and the south band of the main concrete pier was broken. There was no major damage, nothing to prevent the operation of our facilities,” she stressed.